Gulf Of Maine

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.

Aquarium substrates


Bony fishes



Cartilaginous fishes



Gulf of Maine assortments




Saltwater plants




Gulf of Maine Red Seaweeds (4 Rhodophyta spp.)

Gulf of Maine Red Seaweeds (4 Rhodophyta spp.)

from 120.00

Common names:  Irish moss, dulse, laver, red macrophyte

Scientific names:  Chondrus spp., Polysiphonia spp., Rhodymenia spp.

Locations: lower intertidal marine algae species from cobscook bay collecting areas

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  red

Size:  2” - 6’

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  1 quart sized mass of each seaweed

Note: The assortment will vary season to season. Contact us if you have a specific request.

per pack:
Add To Cart
Irish moss,  Chondrus crispus , is a Gulf of Maine red seaweed.

Irish moss, Chondrus crispus, is a Gulf of Maine red seaweed.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Gulf of Maine Red Seaweeds is a great way to introduce students to a variety of seaweeds or marine macro-algae. Various species of dulse, laver, Irish moss, and coralline algae. A minimum of 6 species is supplied with enough volume to run a classroom of lab activities or experiments. Algae can be kept in refrigerator temps for up to a week. Students may want to make mounts and dry the specimens for display. Seaweeds are shipped as "catch of the day" depending on the time of year and relative abundance of species.

This assortment is also sufficient for establishing a diverse red seaweed presence in a saltwater tank. Investigate for yourself which species 'like' your tank's specific environment."