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Green tuft algae

Cladophora columbiana

Description:

This is a lime-colored, furry alga. Photos were not taken during high tide; consequently, water dripping from the upside-down, hairlike filaments gives a stalactite-like effect.

Habitat:

I found it in (and just outside of) a small sea cave in the intertidal zone at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.

Notes:

The fourth photo shows how different the algae looks when submerged, and in sharp contrast to the red algae and seaweed (pink-colored Corallina) flanking it.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 16, 2019
Submitted on Jun 9, 2020

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