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Species of the Month October 2008

Wakame (c) Keith Hiscock

Common name: Oyster Thief

Latin name: Colpomenia peregrina

A type of brown seaweed (Algae)

 

Key Features:

Where to look:

In shallow rockpools and attached to seaweeds or shells on the middle and lower shores

Origin:

Introduced to France from the East coast of the USA, with oysters. Migrated from france to britain

Effects of warmer seas:

It may compete with native species as sea tempreatures rise.

More information:

Click here find out more about this species on the MarLIN website