Queensland Seaweed – Halimeda sp.

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Bleached calcareous seaweed on the Queensland coast

This is an odd-looking one! It looked a bit like small potato crisps threaded to make a necklace. It’s really a green seaweed which is also calcareous. This piece has become bleached white after detaching from its original settlement on a rock or coral, and then washed up on the beach at Port Douglas on the Queensland Coast in Australia. It is a species of Halimeda, probably Halimeda discoidea but I’m not certain about that.

Strange white hard seaweed on the beach at Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

Strange white hard seaweed on the beach at Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

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