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Split kelp

Saccharina bongardiana

Description:

Saccharina bongardiana is a dark brown annual seaweed that has a single ribless blade that has a smooth edge and two rows of puckers (bullations) running lengthwise. This specimen was about 12 cm long and 4 cm wide. The holdfast was still intact. It can reach 60 cm.

Habitat:

Found washed ashore at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Can be found in the lower intertidal to subtidal. Found from mid California to Alaska to Russia.


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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.16

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Jan 1, 2019

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