Stiliger fuscovittatus associated with this hydroid.
Pinkish encrusting algae growing on blades of Scouler's Surfgrass.
Thin blades growing on Scouler's Surfgrass.
Very delicate, branched. See 2nd photo for detail.
Filamentous; see closeup for detail (Stiliger fuscovittatus - brown-streaked sapsucker - in center of second closeup photo is associated with Polysiphonia, otherwise I'd never have known this alga genus!).
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...