Seeing RED

Seeing RED

Observation - Seeing RED - UK and Ireland. Description: Once a week, every week, I stroll the waterline of this sandy bay. there are often huge piles of stranded seaweeds (see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/743609). but at the rising waterline. little bits of read seaweed roll in with the wavelets. there look

EditedOnce a week, every week, I stroll the waterline of this sandy bay. There are often huge piles of stranded seaweeds (see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/743609). but at the rising waterline little bits of red seaweed roll in with the wavelets. They look the same, covered in sand and rolled out of shape. But, in a Tupper, they make a work of art then, separated out on a table, they take on form. The one most easily recognised is Cock's Comb - pictures 1, 6 and 7.
With its repetitive tiny combs it really is not difficult to separate from other quite similar ones but very easy from the larger flat, rosy and less branched ones.
There are difficulties with its scientific name (Plocamium cartilagineum**) which is still undergoing separation. But i's safe to call it Cock's Comb.
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