Japanese Kelp image supplied courtesy of Parks Victoria
A Parks Victoria Officer who is working to reduce marine pests informed AUSMEPA "One of the key pests we are currently dealing with is Undaria pinnatifida, Japanese Kelp is a big issue in Victoria and Tasmania. In the last year there has been a new outbreak in Apollo Bay harbour that we are trying to manage and avoid its spread to other areas along the Otway coast."
What it looks like
Where it lives naturally
Where it has spread to
How did it get to Australia
For more information about this species go to www.marinepests.gov.au> Marine pests> Pest ID cards.