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Photo: Sea Kelp Kaikoura

In the Kaikoura Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand, the kelp floats on the surface of the sea when the tide is in.

This particular seaweed is a sea or ocean growing type of kelp that can be seen on the surface of the Kaikoura Peninsula in New Zealand. The enormous fronds that look like large, brown leafs attach themselves to the bottom of the sea in waters anywhere from eighteen to ninety feet deep.Kelp forests like to grow along rocky shorelines and each one is held up by large circular balls that are known as gas bladders. The waters of the Kaikoura Peninsula in New Zealand are ideal for sea kelp forests as they love the shallow water along the rocky coastline. The temperature of the water is always below twenty celsius which is what kelp thrives on.The kelp along the Kaikoura Peninsula helps some of the smaller sea creatures camouflage themselves from predators and provides food for other species of the marine world. Humans also use kelp in many different variations of cooking which is a great source of vitamins and iodine. ... continue below the picture...


Sea Kelp Kaikoura

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Sea Kelp Kaikoura
Photo of sea kelp along the coastline in Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand.

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... Sea kelp is a very intriguing part of the undersea world that scuba divers off the Kaikoura Peninsula in New Zealand explore every day.Kelp, Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura, Canterbury, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 210mm.

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Sea Kelp Kaikoura
In the Kaikoura Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand, the kelp floats on the surface of the sea when the tide is in.
Scientific Name
Ecklonia radiata
Photographer
Rolf Hicker
Stock Photo ID
nzk3s2572 - Sea Kelp Kaikoura

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