Coral Weed

Coral weed is a striking, characteristically hard structured pink-red seaweed, which belongs to the coralline group of seaweeds.

The individual fronds of the seaweed are made up of interlinking ridgid sections held together by flexible joints and can grow up to 12 cm long. It is chalky deposits in the seaweeds cell wall structure which gives them a hard structure, and is particularly easy to identify as the seaweed often covers large areas in deep rockpools and low tide areas of the rocky shore.

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