Fern Caulerpa

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Scientific name
Caulerpa flexilis
Common names
Fern Caulerpa
Life on the Edge
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Green Algae
Where to find
Exposed reef
Fern Caulerpa is an erect green seaweed with conifer-like branches alternating along the primary axis. Up to 30 cm long

This Caulerpa is common on the edge of pools in wave exposed areas of the Bluff.  It is heavily grazed or abraded, leaving a mass of stolons on the reef surface as a sign of its presence.