Golden Kelp

Ecklonia radiata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1848

The most widespread and abundant habitat-forming kelp in Australasia this golden brown alga has a many fronds or blades with a wrinkled appearance (longitudinally corrugated) that arise from a central supporting stem.

One of the kelps threatened by sea urchins and temperature changes in the coastal waters

How to identify Ecklonia radiata?

What habitats does Ecklonia radiata live in?

Can be bed bed or forest forming in sheltered bays from the intertidal zone out to a depth of around 25m

What is the distribution of Ecklonia radiata?

Found from southern WA to southern QLD including around Tasmania

How big does Ecklonia radiata grow?

Can grow to around 2 metres long

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