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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 0676 (2005-04-12)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jan 1986
  • location   Carmel Bay
  • family Cystoseiraceae
  • order Fucales
  • class Phaeophyceae
  • plant community   Subtidal
  • notes   The thallus of this perennial brown alga is being swept horizontally by the ocean's surge. The holdfast anchors the kelp at a depth of 15 m. A short, tough stipe bears flattened blades. From the tips of the blades each year the alga will send slender reproductive fronds to the sea surface where eggs or sperm will be released. Fertilization will lead directly to another thallus.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • common names   Bead Kelp (photographer)
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