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Washed up kelp

Observed: 9th August 2011 By: Paula Lightfoot
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

Lots of kelp washed up on shore after heavy winds. Most was Laminaria hyperborea, but there were just a few specimens of Saccorhiza polyschides.

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Mike Kendall's picture

See the Seasearch guide.

There is a good picture on page 159 of one of Francis Bunker's kids holding a whole plant that shows well the structure you photographed. I don't know anything else in UK waters that looks like this. There are numerous records from the Northumberland coast in the Cullercoats Flora and Fauna, mostly of drift algae.

Mike

Mike Kendall