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Bullwhip kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana


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.


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


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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