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A patch of Saccharina sessile at low tide at Mar Vista, San Juan Island


Range: Aleutian Islands, AK to Monterey, CA and Russia on the Commander Islands (2)
All of San Juan Island, mostly on the west side. FHL herbarium specimens were collected from: Deadman's Bay, American Camp, , Hannah heights, Cattle Point, Point Renfrew and San Juan Point, B.C. among others

Habitat: marine, rocky intertidal (epilithic), sheltered bays to open coasts (4)

Saccharina sessile is dominant in the lower intertidal from AK to OR, especially areas of low to moderate wave exposure (1)



(2) Algae base.
(4) Armstrong, S.L. Morphology and Tissue Mechanics of the brown alga Hedophyllum Sessile. Dept of Zoology, Duke Universtiy, PhD dissertation: 1984.
(1) Graham, Linda E. and Lee W. Wilcox. Algae. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2000.