Feather Boa Kelp

Egregia menziesii

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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...

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  1. (c) Jerry Kirkhart, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/33466410@N00/2132222305
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