CarpeDiem 323 Posted May 23 Share Posted May 23 1 hour ago, K4309 said: Erm, so how did the NZ native species of Caulerpa get here? Good question. Our native Caulerpa are found only in Australia and New Zealand. No where else in the world has them. I have very little idea and certainly no proof. I know there's an awful lot of marine species that are native to both Australia and NZ only. Science tells us that sea weed has been around for over 1 billion years and that the two countries were a super-continent 80 million years ago. The more interesting question is how did it get to Gondwana in the first place and what wiped it out on it's evolutionary path from where it originated. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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