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False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus *ID for seaweed in the middle of the photo*<br />
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Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
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Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html" title="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/136289_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=AHcafzPit09J2KguvQDYlKJbh8k%3D" width="200" height="166" alt="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
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Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html False Irish Moss,Geotagged,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html" title="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/136291_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=IizbOY0iaxWd5SNmahaD9CXRIR0%3D" width="200" height="162" alt="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus *ID for seaweed in the middle of the photo*<br />
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Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html Carageen,Geotagged,Mastocarpus,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States,false irish moss,gigartina,red seaweed,rhodophyta,seaweed,tufted red weed" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html" title="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/136290_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=HDXTUjRGa%2Bc3RlXmsrajNcu4mTY%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
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Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html False Irish Moss,Geotagged,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States" /></a></figure> Carageen,Geotagged,Mastocarpus,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States,false irish moss,gigartina,red seaweed,rhodophyta,seaweed,tufted red weed Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus

*ID for seaweed in the middle of the photo*

Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.

Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island

False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html False Irish Moss,Geotagged,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States

False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus *ID for seaweed in the middle of the photo*<br />
<br />
Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html Carageen,Geotagged,Mastocarpus,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States,false irish moss,gigartina,red seaweed,rhodophyta,seaweed,tufted red weed

False Irish Moss - Mastocarpus stellatus Dark brown weed with expanded blades that were curled at the edges and covered with short bumps.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Lower intertidal zone; Giant Steps/Bailey Island<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136289/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136291/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136290/false_irish_moss_-_mastocarpus_stellatus.html False Irish Moss,Geotagged,Mastocarpus stellatus,Spring,United States

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"Mastocarpus stellatus," commonly known as carrageenan moss or false Irish moss, is a species in the Rhodophyceae division, a red algae seaweed division, and the Phyllophoracea family. "M. stellatus" is closely related to Irish Moss. It grows in the intertidal zone.

Similar species: Gigartinales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 9, 2022. Captured Jun 6, 2022 10:47 in 160 Bayview Rd, Orr's Island, ME 04066, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/22.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm