Species of the Month December 2007
Common name: A brown seaweed
Latin name: Bifurcaria bifurcata
A type of brown seaweed (Algae)
- Main stem rounded.
- Branches with air bladders at the end .
- Brown-green colour .
- Round-ended branches split in two at each end .
Where to look:
Upper and middle shore pools. Seen amongst Corallina officianalis.
Effects of warmer seas:
Will move away from pools and form a zone on the lower midshore.