The sea is shallow at this place, and there are many low-lying reefs which afford abundance of kelp and seaweeds.
kelp, or sea-weed, is used with advantage where it can be obtained.
He had fished for salmon along the kelp beds there and dug clams under the eye of the Elephant long, long ago.
If basalt be used, the proportion of kelp may be diminished.
So they hold to deep open water and leave the kelp and shoals to the rowboats.
Before she could draw him in he had fouled the line among the kelp.
Finally it broke away and came up in a mass of kelp, and with the stock "adrift."
It is olive-green, thus simulating in color the kelp among which it lives.
Great ropes of kelp, tubes of dark brown sea-grass, floated past me on the slow tide.
We were "caught" and floundered about in the kelp while the water surged around us.
1660s, from Middle English culpe (late 14c.), of unknown origin. Kelper "native or inhabitant of the Falkland Islands" is attested from 1960.
Any of various brown, often very large seaweeds that grow in colder ocean regions. Kelps are varieties of brown algae of the order Laminariales, with some species growing over 61 m (200 ft) long. Kelps are harvested as food (primarily in eastern Asia), as fertilizer, and for their sodium and potassium salts, used in industrial processes. Kelps are also a source of thickening agents and colloid stabilizers used in many commercial products. See more at brown alga.