Found in rocky intertidal.
San Diego County, California, US
Found with other brown algae.
SE facing beach. Sun going down. Low tide.
File limpet herbivory on feather boa kelp, washed up on the beach along Crystal Cove. This is the kelp observation. I have entered the limpet observation separately.
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...