3 Sep 2021

Critter of the Week The Giant Bladder Kelp

From Afternoons, 3:34 pm on 3 September 2021

This week's critter is the Giant Bladder Kelp, or Rimurimu, can grow up to 50 metres tall and up to 70cm in a single day. It’s swirling fronds create dense canopies called kelp forests which provide shelter and food for a huge diversity of marine life. Sadly, here in Aotearoa and all around the world, species like this kelp are under threat from warming oceans.

Giant Bladder Kelp

Giant Bladder Kelp Photo: CC-BY-NZ Erasmo Macaya

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