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Giant Kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera

Description:

Red, coral?

Habitat:

Ocean

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago
Giant Kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera Macrocystis pyrifera


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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

This is the root ball, or "holdfast" of the Giant Kelp plant. The kelp forest grows just off the coast of most of Southern California. It's a great place to snorkle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelp_forest...

jrbeardley
Spotted by
jrbeardley

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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