Golden kelp (Laminaria ochroleuca)
|Researched by||Jenny Smirthwaite||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||Bachelot de la Pylaie, 1824|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAn isolated recording in the Shetland Islands but otherwise found on the coast of south west England including Lundy, the Isles of Scilly, south Devon and Cornwall.
Global distributionNE Atlantic, Mediterranean, SE Atlantic
HabitatThe species is found on rocks from the low water spring tide level to the shallow subtidal. In some locations Laminaria ochroleuca may be found in deeper water. For example, in the Isles of Scilly a park of Laminaria ochroleuca is found deeper than Laminaria hyperborea at a depth of about 25 m. The species may occur as mono-specific stands or as mixed stands with other Laminaria species.
- Bright yellow patch at base of blade.
- Similar in appearance to Laminaria hyperborea but with a rigid round epiphyte free stipe.
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Last Updated: 03/07/2007