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Flattened acid kelp

Desmarestia ligulata


The thallus is golden to olive brown, reaching 80 cm (31 in) tall, with opposite, flattened branches to several orders and a main axis and branches with faint midrib and lateral veins.


Spotted in a tide pool at Tongue Point.


This species has a high acid content and causes specimens to quickly break down.

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a year ago

Very cool! I like its common name as well. Can’t wait to see your Mt. Rainier pics.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 1, 2019

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