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    • Rhodophyta
    • Rhodophycota
  • English
    • Red Algae
  • Spanish
    • Algas rojas

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wendy5

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September 3, 2015

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I've noticed that Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Sea Noodles) often attaches its holdfast to a tiny rock.

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Nori Genus Porphyra

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wendy5

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September 3, 2015

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The Porphyra sp. (Laver aka Nori) was shiny and soft during the low tide.

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wendy5

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September 3, 2015

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Here's another common and lovely red seaweed, Microcladia coulteri (Delicate Sea Lace).

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wendy5

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September 3, 2015

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I was surprised to see that the Mastocarpus papillatus (Turkish Washcloth/Tar Spot Seaweed), which I've usually noticed in the crust stage at North Beach, was flourishing in its blade phase today. Many rocks had lots of black blades, much darker than the reddish example on iNaturalist.

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wendy5

Date

September 3, 2015

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Another beautiful and common red seaweed, Hymenena spp. (Black-lined Red Seaweed).

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wendy5

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September 3, 2015

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This Cryptopleura ruprechtiana (Ruffled Red Seaweed) was healthy and fresh.

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Pict0209

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Fragile Coral Weed Amphiroa fragilissima

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lovelyclemmy

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August 14, 2015 10:45 AM EET

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Turkish Towel Chondracanthus exasperatus

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wisel

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August 31, 2015 12:42 PM PDT

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paul_norwood

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May 19, 2015

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sitka (Google, OSM)

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paul_norwood

Date

May 19, 2015

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sitka (Google, OSM)

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Intertidal at Otstoia Island

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paul_norwood

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May 19, 2015

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sitka (Google, OSM)

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Intertidal at Otstoia Island

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paul_norwood

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May 19, 2015

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sitka (Google, OSM)
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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...

No range data available.