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  • English
    • Brown Algae
  • Scientific Names
    • Phaeophyceae
    • Algae
    • Phaeophycophyta
  • Spanish
    • Algas Pardas
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 褐藻綱

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Recent observations

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What

Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

hungrybeachbum1

Date

June 18, 2016

Description

Macrocystis pyrifera, or giant kelp, is found in many locations around the world and is dominant here in southern California. The sporophyte life cycle is most seen for this species. It can grow 2 feet a day and be as long as 160 feet in its lifetime. It is made up of brown algae. It thrives in colder water conditions.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

June 24, 2016 04:41 PM NZST

Description

Growing all over the rocks and exposed at the mid - low tide. I know this looks like red in the photos - must have had the wrong setting on the camera as this was brown! *LOL*

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown Algae Class Phaeophyceae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

June 24, 2016 04:27 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the rocks in the mid - low intertidal zone.

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Observer

mikepatterson

Date

June 22, 2016 10:20 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Date

April 2, 2016

Place

Cocholgue (Google, OSM)

Description

Alga encontrada en el intermareal alto en el embate de las olas, es de un color pardo a casi negro, posee un gran disco de adhesión, y unos estipes de gran longitud, por último tenemos las láminas que son lisas y de textura suave y pegajosa, también se presentan manchas en las láminas lo que significa que está en un estado reproductivo.

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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

fabiom123

Date

June 13, 2016

Description

Ascophyllum nodosum

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What

Japanese Wireweed Sargassum muticum

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

June 10, 2016 07:30 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

June 10, 2016 07:24 AM PDT

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What

Feather Boa Kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

June 10, 2016 07:18 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Feather Boa Kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

June 10, 2016 07:17 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Date

April 2, 2016 01:32 PM CLST

Place

Cocholgue (Google, OSM)

Description

Alga visualizada en el ambiente acuático adherida al sustrato rocoso, presenta un color verde pardo, posee un disco y las láminas que contienen unos poros a la largo de esta, su textura es un poco rugosa y sus láminas tienen diferente terminaciones uniformes.

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What

Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Date

April 2, 2016 11:59 AM CLST

Place

Cocholgue (Google, OSM)

Description

Especie encontrada en el intermareal medio-alto, es de gran tamaño, presenta un disco grande, estípes que alcanzan gran longitud, y laminas lisas y de textura suave, algunas presentas manchas en las láminas, característica dada por el estado vegetativo, también se observan unos tubos que salen de los estípes con forma de ají, su color es parduzco.

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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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