A February storm deposited a good-sized bull kelp on the beach.

Big drift mass of Bull kelp, several steps with blades still present
Bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana
A single strict strand of giant kelp on sand
Macrocystis pyrifera

Not far away I found this giant kelp, Macrocystis. This is the one on the Monterey Bay Aquarium logo.

12 oz IPA homebrew
No footprints in sight

The storm also left a small conifer branchlet on the beach. It goes nicely with a promising IPA, courtesy of my next door neighbor Eric.

Note: I updates the photos and lightly edited the text on September 2, 2017. If you like looking at material washed up on the beach, have a look to any of my Wrack Line pages. If kelp is your interest take a look at my Brown Algae page.

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