Quite a few Scytosiphon lomentaria (Soda Straws aka Beanweed) were attached to rocks in this area.
Many pieces of Sargassum muticum (Japanese Wireweed) washed ashore at North Beach.
The Fucus gardneri (Rockweed) was bright yellow!
Or maybe not! Growing in a tidal pool.
In a tidal pool.
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....