Giant Kelp growing on... nothing.

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In my current ecosystem I have a large pit connected to a cave system. I seeded it with plant life a long time ago and it has been developing for generations.

At some point Giant Kelp moved into the area and quickly took it over. However, many of the seeds it has spread appear to be growing out of the water itself without rooting themselves to any land. See below:

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Is there something wrong with the way Giant Kelp seeds propagate? I haven't seen this behaviour with other plants.
 

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In my current ecosystem I have a large pit connected to a cave system. I seeded it with plant life a long time ago and it has been developing for generations.

At some point Giant Kelp moved into the area and quickly took it over. However, many of the seeds it has spread appear to be growing out of the water itself without rooting themselves to any land. See below:

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Is there something wrong with the way Giant Kelp seeds propagate? I haven't seen this behaviour with other plants.
Maybe they’re floating.
 
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Are you saying I was quoted twice by... accident? :D

*waits awkwardly for laughter*

Anyways I don't think this is supposed to happen. Tom has stuck pretty close to the science when it comes to how plants function, and wikipedia is telling me that giant kelp always roots itself to a rocky surface. But maybe I'm wrong!
 
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