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Seaweed - Serrated Wrack

Observed: 17th November 2012 By: beachcombercoconut
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Fucus Serratus

Seaweed found high up on the shore at St Bees beach. Serrated edges.

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Fucus serratus

The margins are serrated, so Fucus serratus seems right. However, it was recorded as 'high up on the shore'. The lower shore is the usual place for F. serratus to grow; perhaps this was a detached specimen thrown up on the tide. There is a bit of Ascophyllum frond just visible too. It is useful to note if seaweeds are attached or not; habitat can be useful in identifying some of them.