Feather Boa Kelp  
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Welcome to the feather boa kelp webpage!

Website created by Meegan Corcoran in May 2008 as the final project for Biol 445, Marine Botany, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. All images created by author except where indicated.

Contact: megsy07@hotmail.com


Egregia menziesii 

Egregia comes from the Latin word for "remarkable", egregious.

I chose this beautiful species of kelp because of its complex structure and its amazing physical strength. Actually, the main reason why I chose this species was so I could wear it. And I did!

E. menziesii is sometimes referred to as the ribbon kelp as well. All photos were taken on San Juan Island, WA.

  Reference for this page Present S. "Egregia menziesii The Feather Boa Kelp" Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. 1999. Phycological Society of America. 2005. http://www.mbari.org/staff/conn/botany/browns/sarahp/index.htm