Species Name: Ecklonia radiata
Description: Golden Kelp is one of southern Australia’s most widespread kelp species and can form extensive forests across reefs.
It is recognised by its long stipe with a small holdfast and blades that are highly dissected, being a rich golden colour.
Forming a complex habitat, this species supports fish that use the canopy for cover, while invertebrates and smaller red algae live beneath.
Type: Brown Algae
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs