Sea Grapes & Green Sea Feathers (Caulerpa)
Pinch off the upright branches leaving the roots to re-grow. Handle gently as some types bruise easily.
Place plants in a bucket of seawater after picking. Keep in a sack or wrapped in leaves and in the shade. The plants should not be refrigerated or frozen.
Sea grapes and green sea feathers can be found attached to coral, sand, or mud in back reef areas and reef channels. Some unspecified types might cause an allergic reaction such as dizziness, numbness, and/or difficulty breathing (Novaczek, 2001).
Grow from branchlets on traveling roots. Underwater, the plant shines in different colors and in various branchlet shapes that may appear to be round, oval, gathered, or spread out.
Looks like feathers attached to upright branches underwater. The plant may be short or tall and yellow-green in color.