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Maerl

Observed: 4th August 2012 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Maërl
P1080192
Description:

A calcified seaweed (coralline algae)
Occasionally found in abundance on shores here but rarely a whole, gently-weathered piece, like this.
Said to be a very good soil conditioner and plant food.
WoRMS name

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

Lithothamnium calcareum

Yes Mark, Thanks. I think you right. Interesting that the web suggests side effects!
I have just put up another photo as I see that it has not been posted before in iSpot.
It is often found in stranded tide-banks here. I will put up more photos when I can.

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Just catching up

I think that WORMS gives the current name as Phymatolithon calcareum.
Jo

Jo

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prompt

Yes Jo. I was so new then that I did not properly question the name that Mark offered. As you see I have editted in the accepted name in Description. Thanks for your prompt.
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JoC's picture

Red on red

There is an endemic red seaweed called Cruoria cruoriaformis which only grows on maërl. I look forward to a posting of that if you can find it. (Ref Seasearch Seaweed guide)
Jo
p.s I have just learned from Lavateraguy here  how to do italicised text for latin names.

Jo

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Latin

Origin 23 Sept
Things have changed since you last italicised. No longer can basic code be used to complete that trick!
Added
I have been searching for a few weeks for your Cruoria cruoriaformis
to find it hiding under its real name Cruoria cruoriaeformis - will you pay petrol expenses?
http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3096
I will eventually have go to FairIsle http://www.gbif.org/species/2666499!

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FairIsle

Oh, no, I made a speeling mistake in the name,; so I am not infallible after all.
Can't you take the canoe to FI?
My desktop is not working. The new part comes tomorrow. In the meantime I am catching up on some 'flags, in my iSpot using the iPad. It's sloooow....
Jo

Jo

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New NBN link

I am back-tracking a number of our (genuinely interesting) old Marine Algae posts - the FairIsle link above has degraded (and is blocked)
Here is the NEW NBN Atlas for Scotland Entry https://scotland-species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000567922.
The new atlas is to properly go online 1st April, many wise people are suggesting an appropriate date.
However, it works for me.
BUT I wonder how iSpot will fare with many thousands of links to the old, expiring, NBN links.
I am here because I have a birthday post on 27th March (not mine) WHO is to be then?
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Birthday

original somment 24.2.17 Weber, Mrs Anna Antoinette (nee Van Bosse) (algology)?

What's the flag?

Edit 25.3.17 did you know this when you set the quiz? "Anna A. Weber (née van Bosse), Dutch algologist, For several years the Webers went to Tromsö, Norway, each summer, where she studied calcareous algae. "

Jo

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Flag waving!

Yes, I have read every single scrap of online material related to her. I am due for a Corallinaceae post as I have enough material - it is an under-subscribed, under-described, under-identified, under-most things, including sea water, Famly. But I need to decide whether to explore the Corallinales Order, so as to safely include the material I have. Either way we need more observations of Seaweeds in general and Corallinaceae specifically, though not Corallina officinalis specially!
Antoinette is just nice co-incidence.
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/117828-Corallinaceae
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/671528

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Antionette and the Flag

Some woman, mid all those men; so well done Jo, Google at its best.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Leden_der_expeditie.jpg

The Flag? My new banner. This is the Orkney flag -
symbolises the islands' Scottish and Norwegian heritage
red and yellow are from the Scottish and Norwegian royal coats of arms
the blue represents the sea and the maritime heritage of the islands

https://britishcountyflags.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/insert-image-10-o...
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