Jump to Main Content
- Elston, C; Anderson, RJ; Price, LM
- African journal of marine science 2015 v.37 no.3 pp. 373-381
- Ecklonia, etc ; bulbs; coasts; drying; fronds; harvesting; linear models; macroalgae; meristems; sporophytes; surface water; tides; wind; South Africa; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Ecklonia maxima dominates kelp beds on the west coast of southern Africa, and is commercially and ecologically valuable. Some plants lose all their secondary blades (fronds), leaving only the gas-filled bulb and short primary blade at the top of the stipe. These ‘bald’ kelps may persist for months or longer, occupying substratum space but contributing little to productivity. We investigated natura ...