Feather Boa Kelp
Lots and lots of feather boa this time. Didn't collect any. This and nori seemed to dominate.
This Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) is one of the most common seaweeds this time of year at North Beach.
The Feather Boa Kelp (Egregia menziesii) is abundant at low tide now.
Egregia menziesii is a species of kelp known commonly as feather boa kelp. It is native to the coastline of western North America from Alaska to Baja California, where it is a common kelp of the intertidal zone. It is dark brown in color, shiny and bumpy in texture, and may reach over five meters long. It grows a branching stipe from a thick holdfast. It bears long, flat, straplike fronds lined with small blades each...