Why is 'cornflake' seaweed piling up on Macleay Valley beaches?

Emily Walker
Ben Carr
Updated November 29 2023 - 7:53pm, first published 4:00pm
Crescent Head has experienced a larger bloom of the red-coloured cornflake seaweed this year. Picture by Ellie Chamberlain
Crescent Head has experienced a larger bloom of the red-coloured cornflake seaweed this year. Picture by Ellie Chamberlain

If you've dipped your toe in at Crescent Head or South West Rocks recently you would have noticed the growing amount of red-coloured seaweed in the water.

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Emily Walker

Emily Walker

Journalist

Reporter at Macleay Argus and Port Macquarie News.

Ben Carr

Ben Carr

Journalist

Starting out as a reporter in Lightning Ridge in 2005, I returned to journalism in 2023 after 15 years spent in event production and technical services. Passionate about community news, contact me on ben.carr@austcommunitymedia.com.au or ph: 0484 524 000

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