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Sugar Kelp Mostly seen by landlubbers washed up onto shore Saccharina latissima,Sugar Kelp,Wester Ross Click/tap to enlarge

Sugar Kelp

Mostly seen by landlubbers washed up onto shore

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  1. This is from Wester Ross, as in way, way far north in the Highlands? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Just above the top of Skye Christine, on the mainland opposite Eilean Furadh Mor. See https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Eilean+Furadh+Mor/@57.8728556,-5.7836064,14333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x488e6d54119e2be3:0xe2dae8792fa79dd5!8m2!3d57.8738676!4d-5.7130727 god's own country Posted 2 years ago
      1. WOW!!! That must be an incredible place to visit. Posted 2 years ago
        1. It is Christine, been going there since 1988, love it - last year when we were walking along that coast saw what looked like a massive sign on a post but as we got nearer it was clear it was a white-tailed sea eagle. We followed it from afar for a while and watched it catch a guillemot in flight! Magic Posted 2 years ago
          1. Unreal to see a white-tailed eagle! You were very lucky! It's definitely a place I'd love to visit. Posted 2 years ago
            1. I'd definitely recommend that - it's beautiful, as we've said many times whist travelling "Just like Scotland.........but with 'Brown Bears/Bigger Whales/Larger Mountains/Warmer Seas/Larger Trees'" Posted 2 years ago

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''Saccharina latissima'' is a brown algae , of the family Laminariaceae. It is known by the common name sugar kelp, and also sea belt and Devil's apron, due to its shape. It is found in the north east Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Barents Sea south to Galicia in Spain. It is not found in the Bay of Biscay but is common round the coasts of the British Isles. The species is found at sheltered rocky seabeds.

Similar species: Laminariales
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Uploaded Sep 14, 2020. Captured Sep 14, 2020 13:20.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO1600
  • 60mm