Shade low, flow moderate, mixed, other algae present, AB 109, water turbid
Low shade, water clear but tannin stained, gravel, moderate flow. AB 108
The whole reef at Shaw's is still inundated with sargassum. It seems to be somewhat under control in other areas of Laguna, but it is still out of control here.
San Diego County, California, US
The Chromista are a eukaryotic supergroup, probably polyphyletic, which may be treated as a separate kingdom or included among the Protista. They include all algae whose chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and c, as well as various colorless forms that are closely related to them. These are surrounded by four membranes, and are believed to have been acquired from some red algae.