Classification
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  • English
    • Brown Algae
  • Scientific Names
    • Phaeophyceae
    • Algae
    • Phaeophycophyta
  • Spanish
    • Algas Pardas

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Recent observations

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 03:49 PM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Sorry no holdfast attached.

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What

Cystoseira osmundacea Stephanocystis osmundacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 03:19 PM PDT

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What

Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 30, 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Description

Lacy, fine, nearly translucent light brown algae (or possibly seaweed) growing profusely on dock. Clumps 6-12" but hard to tell where one ends and he next one starts because it was so fragile.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Description

ID as per http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/ezidweb/seaweeds/Pterygophera.htm (Note - they have a typo in the genus name and thus URL!)

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What

Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 08:56 AM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 09:17 AM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 08:48 AM PDT

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What

Sea Palm Postelsia palmaeformis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 08:42 AM PDT

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What

Feather Boa Kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 07:40 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 26, 2014 02:05 PM EDT

Description

Stray piece of Sargassum in Hadley Harbor

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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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