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Bull Kelp

Species Name: Durvillea potatorum

Description: Bull Kelp is one of the largest brown algae in southern Australia and grows in cold water on high energy coastlines, including at and below the low-tide line on the lower sections of the reef in the Marine Sanctuary.

Its tough leathery blades can withstand the forces of waves and its large disc like holdfast holds it firmly to the reef.

Type: Brown Algae
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 8m