Sugar Wrack Kelp is a bit graceful and a bit lumpy.
Seersucker Kelp is my favorite of all the beautiful kelps.
algae scum growing on a seep site in serpentine soils
This is the second time I've found this kelp that I can't identify.
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....