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Giant Kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Spotted in Santa Cruz, CA

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Jellis
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Jellis

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Lat: 36.95, Long: -122.01

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

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