Kōrero: Seaweed

Red seaweeds (1 o 3)

Red seaweeds

New Zealand’s coastline is rich in red seaweeds. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from flat sheets to fine feathery growths – some even form a calcium carbonate skeleton, resembling corals. Red seaweeds survive at greater depths than brown or green seaweeds, and typically they harbour an understorey of other plants. Such dense growth is seen in this blanket of red seaweed on the Otago Peninsula.

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Kim Westerskov

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Types of seaweed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4607/red-seaweeds (accessed 28 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006