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This green seaweed (Caulerpa cactoides) appeared in two forms, one as a cluster and the other as an elongated string of vesicles attached to flattened median segments. This variation in appearance is apparently due to wave action in different parts of the bay.
Pic 2 shows some brown (root-like) rhizoids at the base of the seaweed.
Spotted washed ashore at Westernport Bay -at low tide. Native to Australia.


Date & Time

  2017-01-26 01:49 PM


  -38.395654 , 145.116212 : 1.475 m

Near Balnarring Beach VIC 3926, Australia


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  1. Chris Clarke  Most interesting

    Reply • 26 Jan 2017

  2. David Francis  Caulerpa cactoides added. Good to have some seaweeds in NS

    Reply • 27 Jan 2017

  3. David Francis  Caulerpa cactoides species id suggested

    Reply • 01 Feb 2017

  4. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you for adding the ID David. I am sorry i could not get to it earlier.

    Reply • 04 Feb 2017

NS Observation No. 5889DAF4ED2A89D10F000BB3
Created 2017-01-26 10:25 PM (over 3 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2017-02-04 11:53 PM (over 3 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp Yes
Camera Geotag Yes
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