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Red Sea Weed

Division: Rhodophyta


A beautiful fiery red algae with multiple branching. The frond is flattened and relatively soft. Measured about 20 cm.


Spotted along the beach at Joseph Whidbey State Park, Whidbey Island. This is an intertidal and subtidal alga. It can be found in the mid to low intertidal zone and subtidally to depths of 40 meters.

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Brian38 3 weeks ago

Thanks Neil. This is a great time to walk the beaches here as the storm surges are bringing up all kinds of things to the beaches. This was the only one of its kind that I found that day. There are some 500 or more different species of seaweed species in Puget Sound.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spotting, Brian. I can smell the salt air. That red is quite stunning too.

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.31, Long: -122.71

Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 22, 2018

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