Green Tuft, Green Ball

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Cladophora columbiana

Green TuftGreen Tuft Clumping Under a Large Rock

Color: Green (Bright)
Shape: Carpet-like
Texture: Furry
Size: 2”
Zone: Upper Intertidal
Range: Alaska to Mexico

Description: This short furry-looking seaweed grows in clumps on rocks in the upper intertidal zone and looks similar to moss.

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Phylum: Chlorophyta (Green Algae)
Previous names:
Cladophora trichotoma, Cladophora hemisphaerica
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