Red algae growing attached to rhodoliths

Fig. 1. Several species of red algae grow on rhodoliths at about 75 m depth (225 ft) on McGrail Bank. Notable species include Halymenia, composed of large, flat blades (large pink seaweed, center); Gracilaria blodgettii, a cylindrical species (largest is in right foreground); Kallyemia westii, a pale pink species with perforated blades (extreme foreground, just left of center); and Coelarthrum cliftonii (whitish seaweed at top, just left of center). Image courtesy of FGBNMS/UNCW-NURC. Image is best viewed in high resolution.

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