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Caulerpa harvesting

Caulerpa harvesting photo
Caulerpa habitat in Trang.
Caulerpa racemosa var. corynephora, a feather-like green seaweed, is called "SAI" in southern dialect in Thailand. This is an edible seaweed. It grows on rocks, gravel or on wood in intertidal canals. It appears between the months of March to May, and decreases at the beginning of the rainy season. Fishermen pick this seaweed by hand, and wash it with sea water before packing it into containers to prevent it from drying out until it is sold at the market.