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Seaweed - Brown, Sea Sack

Adenocystis utricularis

Seaweed- Brown, Sea Bladders
Seaweed - Brown, Sea Sac

Algae

Ochrophyta

Phaeophyceae

Adenocystaceae

Rocky Shore Intertidal
Rocky Shore Intertidal

Feeding:
Producer
Producer
Distribution:
Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
Edibility:
Edible
Edible
Size:
Hand Sized
Hand Sized



This plant consists of elongated or pear shaped bladders filled with sea water. They can be up to 9 cm long, but are more commonly 2 - 6 cm. The colour is golden to olive brown. The texture is firm and turgid not slimy. Holdfast is a flattened disc, often with plants of various sizes arising from a common base.


Found on intertidal rock on open coasts.


Uses the sun's energy for photosynthesis.







CommonSeaweeds: Adams