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Feather boa kelp

Egregia menziesii

Description:

Dark brown in color Feather boa kelp can reach over 5 meters in length. The blades are narrow with a bumpy texture and lined with small blades and pneumatocysts, which provide buoyancy.

Habitat:

Spotted attached to rocks in the intertidal zone at low tide. Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.

Notes:

It is native to the coastline of western North America from Alaska to Baja California.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.71

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 15, 2019

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