Kelp is a sub-category of seaweed. Kelp is characterised by being tough, brown, large (up to 1 – 2 metres), with a claw-like holdfast gripping rock, a stalk-like stipe (stem), and a flat blade or lamina, growing on the seashore or in shallow subtidal water.

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10 Replies to “K is for Kelp”

  1. Such wonderful textures in those kelp photos. Also I love the alphabet theme. I really hope L is for lichen!!!

  2. I know what you mean. I have seen footage of seals swimming through underwater forests of giant kelps on the Pacific northwest coast. It looks so beautiful.

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