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Laminaria hyperborea Marine Alga

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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Laminariaceae

Laminaria hyperborea  (Gunnerus) Foslie, 1884

Forest Kelp

Also known as Cuvie, it grows on rocky substrata in the subtidal zone. It has a much stiffer stipe than Oarweed and stands erect at low water. A haven for many species and food for others

Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore;
Bunker, et al - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland