One Small Piece Can Create New Colony

Sept. 21, 2021, 9:46 a.m.

Jeff Cleave of Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Rēhua, Ngāti Rēhua ki Aotea warns about the damage that Caulerpa Brachypusis, a non-native seaweed is doing at devastating speed. By laying a heavy mat all over the sea floor, it is smothering our native species and displacing them. A whole new colony of Caulerpa brachypus can start from a piece about 30mm long.

Jeff also speaks of the partnership between manawhenua and MPI working together to sustain the outbreak and how it is allowing mana whenua the tools to really see the damage that this weed is doing on the seabed.


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