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Southern Stiff-stiped Kelp

Laminaria setchellii

Description:

A brown algae that has an erect stipe up to 80 cm (2.7 ft) long. The thick blade is deeply split almost to the base, forming nearly uniform segments up to 80 cm (31 in) long and 25 cm (10 in) wide.

Habitat:

Spotted at a rocky shore at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary. Found on rock in the extreme low intertidal and upper subtidal and prefers exposed habitats.


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Brian38
Brian38 4 weeks ago

I corrected this spotting to Laminaria setchellii (Southern Stiff-stiped Kelp). A first time spotting for this kelp on Project Noah.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.71

Spotted on May 18, 2019
Submitted on May 24, 2019

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