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The Brown Algae, part 3

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By Bob Fenner

Padina boergesenii

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Genus Macrocystis:

Macrocystis pyrifera, (Giant) Brown Kelp. Perhaps the largest, fastest growing organism on the planet. Up to two hundred or so feet long, up to two feet more a day.  Here off the Coast of California in San Diego. Sometimes shown in Public Aquariums as a replica, occasionally as the real thing.

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Genus Padina:

Padina boergesenii, Sonder, 1871. Leafy Rolled-Blade Algae, tropical West Atlantic. 4-6 inches. Here in Cozumel 4/09.
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Padina gymnospora, (Keutzing) Sonder, 1871. Concentric bands of lightly calcified in-rolled blades. Roatan 2017.  
Padina sp., Scroll Algae, a calcium carbonate encrusting Brown Algae in the wild or marine aquariums. This is Padina jamaicensis in Belize.

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Genus Pelagophycus:

Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell 1908; Elk (horn) Kelp. This large (up to more than 90' long) Brown Algae is found along the W. N. Am. coast; Pt. Conception to San Benito Island, Baja. Here a juv. form is attached along the wreck Yukon off San Diego in about a hundred foot depths. Thus far it's comprised of a small pneumatocyst (air filled bladder), a securing holdfast (not shown) and two blades/lamina. 2016.

Genus Sargassum:

Sargassum sp. Cebu, Philippines. Some species in this genus are attached as here, and others free-floating.

 


Sargassum aquifolium
(Turner) C. Agardh 1820 S. Leyte.

Sargassum fluitans. Sargassum seaweed, Gulf Weed. This is one of the principal algae that makes up the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic. Has long, serrated fronds with distinctive white mid-rib, smooth spherical gas bladders. Here in Cozumel 08.
Sargassum hystrix, White-Vein Sargassum. Distinctive white central areas on green to brown thalli. Common in the tropical West Atlantic. 4-16 inches in height. Bahamas pic. 

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