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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Broadleaf Kelp (Laminaria Longricus)

Broadleaf Kelp (Laminaria Longricus)

from 28.00

Common name: broadleaf kelp

Scientific name:  Laminaria longricus

Locations: sub-tidal on shallow muddy bottoms with good water flow

Seasonality: available sporadically on full moon tides

Colors:  leathery brown

Size:  4’ - 8'+

Collected:  by hand

Quantity: 1 plant (2 - 3 lbs)

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Tidepool Tim says,  “Broad leaf kelp looks like a dinosaur kelp plant. They are big, thick, and resemble old weathered horse harness leather. We can find these lodged in the mid-tidal areas as they have torn loose from the seafloor and drifted up the water column.  A close look at the stipe and frond of these specimens will reveal years of growth and evidence of many fouling species living on the plant itself. The blade is very wide - usually 16" or more. The holdfast is very rugged and branching with lots of other creatures lodged in the structure.  Small rocks and large horse mussels seem to serve as the anchor for this marine algae.”