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|date of photo between 1980 and 1985
location Carmel Bay, 15 m depth (Monterey County, California, US)family Plocamiaceaeplant community Subtidalnotes Field of view 15 mm, depth 15m. This red alga plays an essential role in the life of the sea hare Aplysia. The young snails require this alga to support growth, and it produces a chemical that defends them against predators. Red algae have a complicated reproductive cycle.camera Nikonosphoto category: Plant - algae
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Red Alga (photographer)
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