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Red Eyelet Silk

Sparlingia pertusa

Description:

Thallus is red and has small bumps, tapering rapidly to a stipe (variable length) and a rounded at the top. This specimen is about 18 cm long and 4 cm wide. The small bumps may be a reproductive function in the life history of the alga. Sparlingia is most often found in high energy areas from the low intertidal to shallow subtidal. A first time spotting on Project Noah.

Habitat:

Spotted on the beach at low tide at Discovery Bay in Seattle, Washington. This annual is found on rock in the low intertidal and subtidal (to at least 18 m depth) of semi-exposed habitats. Range is Bering Sea and Aleutian Is., Alaska, to Oregon; Korea; Japan; Russia.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Seattle, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2018
Submitted on Apr 28, 2018

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