Species of the Month November 2007
Common name: Rainbow wrack
Latin name: Cystoseira tamariscifolia
A type of brown seaweed (Algae)
- Blue and green iridescence underwater.
- Rough texture, bushy appearance.
- Almost black when dry.
- Can grow up to 60cm, but average is 30-45 cm.
Where to look:
Middle and lower shore .
Effects of warmer seas:
Become more widespread.