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Macrocystis pyrifera
Macrocystis pyrifera
Giant Kelp
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0747 (2005-04-15)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jan 1986
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Lessoniaceae
  • order Laminariales
  • class Phaeophyta
  • plant community   Subtidal
  • notes   At the tip of each giant kelp frond is found the apical scimitar blade, the site of the meristem or persistent growth zone. Here the kelp's floats and blades differentiate and split apart as the kelp grows toward the surface of the sea. Depth 3 m.
  • camera   NIkon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • common names   Giant Kelp (photographer)
  • Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)
  • View Calflora record for Macrocystis pyrifera
  • Check the Plants Database (USDA website)
  • View Encyclopedia of Life record for Macrocystis pyrifera
  • View all photos in CalPhotos of Macrocystis pyrifera
  • Check Google Images for Macrocystis pyrifera

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