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Corallina officinalis I think this was probably a rosy red when fresher - as it is it looks like tiny bones, which is not too far off of the mark. Though it is a red algae it forms a calcified "skeleton" much like a coral. Canada,Corallina officinalis,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Corallina officinalis

I think this was probably a rosy red when fresher - as it is it looks like tiny bones, which is not too far off of the mark. Though it is a red algae it forms a calcified "skeleton" much like a coral.

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  1. Awesome, this creates a new division, which doesn't happen a lot:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/plantae/rhodophyta

    It could even create an entirely new kingdom, but it seems there's multiple classifications, so I picked the more traditional one (plants) to better fit in with what we have, hope you agree.
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. But doh... I did some more research and decided I was too hasty at first... I will however keep my eyes open for the first one - I should be able to find it some day. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Sorry, don't know what you mean...is the current ID correct or not? Posted 2 months ago
        1. oh - yes, I believe the current ID is correct. I thought it was something different at first - but they must both be rhodophyta - that would make sense as they are probably closely related. Posted 2 months ago

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''Corallina officinalis'' is a calcareous red seaweed which grows in the lower and mid-littoral zones on rocky shores.

It is primarily found growing around the rims of tide pools, but can be found in shallow crevices anywhere on the rocky shore that are regularly refreshed with sea water. It predominantly grows on the lower shore, especially where fucoid algae are absent, but is also found further up shore on exposed coasts.

It forms calcium carbonate deposits within its cells.. more

Similar species: Corallinales
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Uploaded Jul 17, 2017. Captured Jul 16, 2017 17:07 in 1303 Clover Point, Victoria, BC V8S 1A1, Canada.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm