Kōrero: Seaweed

Mussel spat attached to seaweed

Mussel spat attached to seaweed

Seaweed that washes ashore along Ninety Mile Beach, Northland, is often covered in tiny shellfish. Known as spat, they are the juvenile stage of green-lipped mussels – the main shellfish grown in aquaculture farms in New Zealand. The tiny shellfish are attached to this mass of cast-up seaweed.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Modern uses and future prospects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4611/mussel-spat-attached-to-seaweed (accessed 27 January 2022)

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