Common Marine Algae in the Northern Oregon Drift Line: A Gallery of Images

My post about bull kelp drift masses, back in early December, got me thinking about other algae people might find washed up in the drift line. On my home beaches, bull kelp is certainly the most noticeable. Small clumps of rockweed are abundant, and sea palms, when present, are hard to miss. Fresh giant kelp…

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Rockweed, Fucus

Note: This was originally October 7, 2013. I made minor edits August 13, 2017 In previous posts, Eelgrass in the Wrack and Turkish Towel, I’ve written about plants and marine algae that commonly wash up on sandy beaches even though they live elsewhere. Rockweed, Fucus, is another example.  Rockweed normally lives attached to rocky intertidal…

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