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Bullwhip kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana

Description:

A pneumatocyst of N. luetkeana washed ashore with some rockweed (Fucus gardneri, photo 3) surrounding it. It has the texture and hardness of smooth plastic when dried.

Habitat:

Seen in the pacific intertidal zone at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.

Notes:

This kelp may reach 100 feet in length and is also edible.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Oct 23, 2019

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