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Carpophyllum maschalocarpum (Fucales of New Zealand series) linocut print

125.00
Linocut of Carpophyllum maschalocarpum

Carpophyllum maschalocarpum (Fucales of New Zealand series) linocut print

125.00

Carpophyllum maschalocarpum is one of the most common seaweeds in New Zealand. It is often found washed up on beaches, dried and decomposing, or abraded and damaged on rough coasts. Its elegance often goes unnoticed.

Limited edition of 30. Each print is signed, numbered and on trimmed A3 kraft paper.

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Carpophyllum maschalocarpum is one of the most common seaweeds in New Zealand. It is often found washed up on beaches, dried and decomposing, or abraded and damaged on rough coasts. Its elegance often goes unnoticed.

Limited edition of 30. Each print is signed, numbered and on trimmed A3 kraft paper.

Carpophyllum maschalocarpum is one of the most common seaweeds in New Zealand. It is often found washed up on beaches, dried and decomposing, or abraded and damaged on rough coasts. Its elegance often goes unnoticed. 

As a teenager I snorkeled around the rocky coasts of Kapiti and Wellington. Carpophyllum masdchalocarpum was ubiquitous on these coasts. When I studied marine botany years later I was suprised how few studies had been made on the species. My PhD focussed on C. maschalocarpum - I used DNA sequences to analyse patterns of hybridisation and history of the species.

Carpophyllum is a fucalean algae. This order of brown algae only reproduce sexually (unusual in algae). Individuals produce eggs and sperm and have a life cycle similar to animals.

Limited edition, signed and numbered and on trimmed A3 kraft paper. The image size is 375 x 210 mm.