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Giant Kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera


An algae which is neither a plant or a fungi. Most kelp are anchored to rocky bases in shallow oceans.Stipes with flat blade leaf like structures and gas filled bladders


Bull kelp are anchored to rocky bases in shallow oceans along the Pacific Ocean from Baja to Alaska


Spotted in Santa Cruz, CA

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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Lat: 36.95, Long: -122.01

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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