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Splendid iridescent seaweed

Mazzaella splendens


Mazzaella splendens is a deep purplish seaweed that shimmers in the light like oil sheen.


Spotted at low tide at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary It prefers semi-exposed lower intertidal habitats where it anchors to rocks with a small discoid holdfast.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2019
Submitted on May 13, 2019

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