29 Jun 2018

Critter of the Week Eyelash seaweed

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:27 pm on 29 June 2018

DoC's theatrened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us about this filamentous red algae known as the eyelash seaweed, dione arcuata.     

This seaweed had only been known from two sites on the Kaikoura coastline, meaning it was badly impacted by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

Dione arcuata, or eyelash seaweed, under a microscope

Dione arcuata under a microscope Photo: Tracy Farr, NIWA

 

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