Masses of Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) were growing and visible during the minus tide.
The first Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) I've seen attached to a small rock with a holdfast. These gorgeous kelps get enormous, up to 35' long, in summer.
The first Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) I've seen in months.
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...