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    • Rhodophyta
    • Rhodophycota
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    • Algas rojas
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    • Red Algae

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Recent observations

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Observer

gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

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gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 10:58 AM PDT

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gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 10:57 AM PDT

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gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 11:08 AM PDT

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Observer

gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 10:58 AM PDT

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Observer

gbentall

Date

April 6, 2014 11:09 AM PDT

Description

I've been struggling with this one a bit, and welcome input. I think the proliferating blades make the ID but there are many spoon-like blades with no proliferating blades. Also, iNat seems to have designated this species a fish...

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Observer

dfong

Date

March 28, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

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What

Sea Sacs Halosaccion glandiforme

Observer

dpom

Date

April 3, 2014

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Observer

wendy5

Date

April 2, 2014

Description

Mazzaella splendens or Iridescent Seaweed is definitely one of the most beautiful, as it gleams like a rainbow, especially when underwater.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

April 1, 2014

Description

This is another attractive red seaweed, Osmundea spectabilis, or Sea Laurel.

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

gbentall

Date

March 28, 2014 03:12 PM PDT

Description

Polysiphonia? Neglected to sample for closer examination.

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Observer

gbentall

Date

March 28, 2014 03:09 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The red algae, or Rhodophyta (/roʊˈdɒfɨtə/ roh-DOF-fit-tə or /ˌroʊdəˈfaɪtə/ ROH-də-FY-tə; from Ancient Greek: ῥόδον rhodon, "rose" and φυτόν phyton, "plant"), are one of the oldest groups of eukaryotic algae, and also one of the largest, with about 5,000–6,000 species  of mostly multicellular, marine algae, including many notable seaweeds. Other references indicate as many as 10,000 species; more detailed counts indicate about 4,000 in about 600 genera (3,738 marine species in 546 genera and 10 orders (plus...

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