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Black pine (red algae)

Neorhodomela larix

Description:

Black pine is a red algae that has wiry branches with clusters of small branchlets. Dark brown to almost black in color it forms large mats like this one that can be several meters wide. This is an important lower intertidal algae as it provides shelter for other organisms.

Habitat:

Spotted in the low intertidal zone while the tide was low.


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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.16, Long: -123.69

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 12, 2019

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