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Flat red seaweed

Observed: 14th March 2013 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in Plants
Description:

Flat red seaweed. Part of large expanse of red seaweed (of various kinds) washed up on beach.

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Red seaweed

Grateloupia filicina Description from algaebase http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=131

"Compressed, tufted, dark purplish brown fronds, to 120 mm high, main axis 1-4 mm broad. Once or twice pinnate, axes and branchlets tapered at base and apex."
I cannot see if the branchlets are tapered at base and apex; any chance that you still have the specimen that could be teased out a bit? Or perhaps you can see ithis on your original photo?

Jo