JETJUANCARLOS's picture

Mystery weed

Observed: 3rd April 2011 By: JETJUANCARLOS
SAM_0140
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wmccauley's picture

algae on rocks

Looks like a geen algae covering the rocks. I think you would need a microscope and a very good key to identify the species.

dejayM's picture

Green Seaweek

.....is a misspelling - not deliberate (I'd correct it if I could) ; but it is suitable because, this week, I am blitzing the greens.
Murdo's ( Syrphus) ID is fine but it did not complete the panel and in those cases, usually negates the post (I am informed)
This is almost certainly an Ulva but most certainly NOT U.lactuca (Sea Lettuce) which is why Murdo came and William left his comment.
The Ulvales is a large group of green seaweeds that have had quite a bit of attention in the last ten years and appears to be still undergoing change (or at least investigations). We cannot be absolutely certain it isn't from a group outside the Ulvales but still within the Green Seaweeds (Chlorophyta) of course.
So my suggested ID is genuine and up for agreements (which are few and far between in Seaweeds!)
You'd have thought that EoL (Encyclopaedia of Life) would have more on this group than over 400 random photos - see http://eol.org/pages/4047/overview
I have to hand the best reference book currently available
http://www.nhbs.com/title/157360/green-seaweeds-of-britain-and-ireland now already over 6 years old
ðj