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Thongweed - Himanthalia elongata I thought I had already shared this one but I cannot find it so here it goes from Fetlar (Shetlands, Scotland). Geotagged,Himanthalia elongata,Spring,Thongweed,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Thongweed - Himanthalia elongata

I thought I had already shared this one but I cannot find it so here it goes from Fetlar (Shetlands, Scotland).

    comments (7)

  1. Looks like fungus! And, apparently, it's edible. Posted 9 days ago
    1. Yes, this was like a sprout. for what I read in Wikipedia they seem to be the thallus before it grows further. :-)
      Posted 8 days ago
      1. Really neat! Posted 8 days ago
        1. I just wonder about the Thong name :-D Posted 8 days ago
          1. Lol, now I am wondering too! Posted 8 days ago
            1. I wonder if there is some hidden fashion using these algae thatw e don't know about :-D Posted 7 days ago
              1. Haha! You could start a new trend! Posted 7 days ago

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''Himanthalia elongata'' is a brown alga in the order Fucales, also known by the common names thongweed, sea thong and sea spaghetti. It is found in the north east Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.

Similar species: Fucales
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Nov 23, 2021. Captured Jun 13, 2013 14:53 in J48M+M8 Fetlar, Shetland, UK.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.0
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO80
  • 5.7mm