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    • Algues brunes
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    • 갈조식물
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    • Brown Algae
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    • Phaeophyceae
    • Algae
    • Phaeophycophyta
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    • Algas Pardas
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    • 褐藻綱

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Recent observations

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What

Kelps Order Laminariales

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 21, 2017 01:26 PM NZDT

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What

Brown Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

January 11, 2017 04:06 PM +14

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Brown Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

January 11, 2017 04:06 PM +14

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What

Brown Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

January 11, 2017 12:22 PM NZDT

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What

Brown Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

January 11, 2017 11:51 AM NZDT

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Observer

pjd1

Date

January 2, 2017

Description

Growing subtidally on rocks lying on sandy bottom. When fresh fronds yellow-green, blades without midribs, vesicles uncommon, large, round (not sharp-ended) usually with a prominent flattened blade at apex.

Note: patterning on vesicles caused by pressing rather than natural.

A puzzle to me. I have collected the same entity once before, growing subtidally on serpentinite below the Surville Cliffs. That specimen I had thought was Cystophora platylobium. However, it was identified as 'Possibly Cystophora' by Dr Wendy Nelson (specimen in AK). This posting is of the same seaweed.

I had thought the Otaipango plants were Carpophyllum angustifolium but they don't fit that species. At Otaipango it grows with Carpophyllum maschalocarpum and C. plumosum - I saw no Cystophora in my snorkels there.

For now I am posting it as a Carpophyllum.

Comments welcomed.

Same specimen as http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4922056.

Voucher will be lodged in AK.

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What

Neptune's necklace Hormosira banksii

Observer

kiwifergus

Date

January 21, 2017 07:23 AM NZDT

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What

Vesicled Rockweeds Genus Fucus

Observer

wsimmons

Date

January 18, 2017 03:58 PM EST

Description

Hartshorne Woods

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Observer

richardling

Date

July 27, 2014 10:54 AM AEST

Description

Eastern Pomfreds (Schuettea scalaripinnis) and Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata) in sunlit water

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Observer

richardling

Date

July 27, 2014 09:46 AM AEST

Description

Rob and Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata)

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What

Y-branched Algae Genus Dictyota

Observer

richardling

Date

March 16, 2014 10:54 AM AEDT

Description

Forkweed (Dictyotaceae) growing on a swimming net

Photos / Sounds

Observer

richardling

Date

August 31, 2013 11:16 AM AEST

Description

A Dusky Flathead (Platycephalus fuscus) rests among brown algae (Padina sp.)

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Description from Wikipedia

The Phaeophyceae or brown algae (singular: alga), is a large group of mostly marine multicellular algae, including many seaweeds of colder Northern Hemisphere waters. They play an important role in marine environments, both as food and for the habitats they form. For instance Macrocystis, a kelp of the order Laminariales, may reach 60 m in length, and forms prominent underwater forests. Another example is Sargassum, which creates unique habitats in the tropical waters of the Sargasso Sea....

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