Dark Sea LettuceUlvaria Obscura
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FACT: As a type of algae, this Dark Sea Lettuce is often found on beaches along the West Coast.
Graphic by Bita Mojtahedzadehocean.org/
Ulvaria obscura is an intertidal and subtidal benthic marine algae found in temperate and Arctic ocean waters around the world. Ulvaria obscura is a common marine algae, typically identified in algal blooms referred to as “Green Tides”. The species is distinct in its ability to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine as a herbivore defense mechanism. The species has a wide tolerance to various growth conditions, surviving temperatures between 5-29 °C, salinities from freshwater to […] read more
Maiden’s HairChlorodesmis fastigiata
• Chlorodesmis fastigiata is an ALGAE and PLANKTON SPECIES.
• It is also OPPORTUNISTIC and may be played on top of other PLANKTON cards (discard other PLANKTON card)
Graphic by Nadir Balansci-ence.org
Photo by eol.orgeol.org
In taxonomy, Chlorodesmis is a genus of algae, specifically of the Udoteaceae. Algae in this genus produce the toxic diterpene chlorodesmin to defend themselves against generalist herbivores (From Wikipedia, May 31st, 2012) read more
Caulerpa peltataCaulerpa peltata
• Caulerpa peltata has a SPREAD of 1/2 (1 per 2 turns).
Graphic by Ernst Haeckelcommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Kunstformen_der_Natur
Photo by Vishal Bhavevishalbhave.blogspot.com/
Where seen? This green seaweed with small fleshy ‘umbrellas’ is commonly seen on some of our (Singapore, re: “warm”) shores, growing on coral rubble near reefs. Features: The seaweed has structures that look like fleshy umbrellas; with a thick circular portion (about 1-1.5cm across) on a little stalk. These little umbrellas emerge along the length […] read more