Cast up on a Cook Strait shore following a stiff southerly blast are representatives of the three main seaweed groups, distinguished by green, brown and red pigments in their fronds. Seaweeds are a rich food source for other marine life, manufacturing food in their fronds by photosynthesis.
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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith
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