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Kelp

Observed: 12th June 2012 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Kelp - Laminaria sp
Description:

Greenish brown seaweed attached to a small stone.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

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Laminaria hyperborea campared with L. digitalia

The stipe is indeed quite thick and rough, some pieces having red seaweed attached to it, though not in my photo.

I read in another ID that the stipe is oval in L digitalia but round in L. hyperborea. Some of the pieces found on the beach are round in one section and more oval further up. Where is the section taken from to ID it correctly, please?

Ginny