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Species of the Month December 2007

 Bifurcaria bifurcata (C)  Nova Mieszkowska/MarClim Common name: A brown seaweed

Latin name: Bifurcaria bifurcata

A type of brown seaweed (Algae)


Key Features

  • 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.

More information:

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