One Photo Two Ways: Ahnfeltiopsis and Phaeostrophion

Perspective is everything, so I’m taking this opportunity to show off two common Pacific seaweeds two ways. Both seaweeds favor sand-scoured settings on the open coast. A minus tide is not required to find them, but it helps, especially if you want to enjoy their charms at eye level. As suggested by the habitat description,…

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Seaweeds in the Sand

Below are some images of seaweeds I found exposed on the sand during a recent low tide. Each of these seaweeds, two kelps and two reds, are most at home in the low intertidal and shallow subtidal zones. I described the low intertidal zone, where I took these photos, in Finding Yourself in the Infralittoral…

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