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Recent observations

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Observer

mongoose57

Date

May 22, 2015 07:35 PM PDT

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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

powerofone

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

I think this is Rockweed ... a species of brown alga in the family Fucaceae to be found in the intertidal zones of rocky seashores in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Observer

tendresen771

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Periphyton

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What

feather boa kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

bjoelle

Date

May 22, 2015 10:48 AM PDT

Description

Lots and lots of feather boa this time. Didn't collect any. This and nori seemed to dominate.

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wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This is Pterygophora californica (Old Growth Kelp), about 4' long.

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What

Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

You can find fresh Nereocystis luetkeana (Bull Kelp) on the beach these days, or examples like these, slightly dried out already.

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What

winged kelp Alaria marginata

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

The Alaria marginata (Broad-winged Kelp) looks prettiest when sand fills its grooves.

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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Another very common seaweed at North Beach: Fucus gardneri (Rockweed).

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What

feather boa kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) is one of the most common seaweeds this time of year at North Beach.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Desmaresti viridis (Stringy Acid Weed) is frequently washed up on our beach.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Laminaria bongardiana (Split Kelp) is quite large and an interesting find.

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What

Sea Belt Saccharina latissima

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Here's the edible Saccharina latissima (Sugar Wrack Kelp), quite common this time of year.

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Description from Wikipedia

Ochrophyta is a group of mostly photosynthetic heterokonts. It is divided into two subphyla, Phaeista (comprising Hypogyristea and Chrysista) and Khakista (comprising Bolidomonas and diatoms).

No range data available.