Kelp collection off Baboon Rock, False Bay

Sam Bolton.
Sam Bolton.

GPS coordinates: S34.25522° E18.47825°

Kelp collection on 25 March 2015. Ecklonia and Laminaria taken from granite boulders at a depth of ~ 5.5 m. Dive from 12:03 – 12:43 (Robert S and Robert W; Ross and Sam as surface swimmers). The boulders are situated on sand at a depth of approx. 7 m.

Ecklonia occupy the tops of the boulders, while the Laminaria seems to be positioned sparsely and haphazardly in-between as individual plants, usually 1 m lower than Ecklonia. No Laminaria were found within dense beds of Ecklonia.

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