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Cystoseira osmundacea
Cystoseira osmundacea
Bead Kelp
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0671 (2005-04-12)

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  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • location   Monterey Bay
  • family Cystoseiraceae
  • order Fucales
  • class Phaeophyceae
  • plant community   Marine
  • notes   This is a female reproductive frond of the kelp floating on the surface and phot.ographed in August. It shows the meiotically produced developing eggs. When these are released and fuse with sperm from a male plant another diploid thallus results. The alga's holdfast is anchored to the sea floor. This life cycle contrasts with that of most kelps in which the diploid thallus alternates with a microscopic haploid sexual phase.
  • camera   Nikonos
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • common names   Bead Kelp (photographer)
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