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Description

A brown algae with a thallus (body) with multiple holes of varying sizes. The algae is said to be about 10 cm in diameter. But in the one that was washed ashore it was a loose mesh like a woolen hair net. The whole mass was compressible and soft.
Found on the inter-tidal zone off Western Port Bay (Balnarring Beach). They are said to grow in the tidal zone.
'Hydro' = water, 'Clathrus' = mesh
This species forms dense mats.

Date & Time

  2018-01-20 03:54 PM

Location

  -38.396394 , 145.115697 : 2.374 m

Near Victoria, Australia

Discussion

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  1. David Francis  Hydroclathrus clathratus added. Great to see some marine biodiversity!

    Reply • 27 Jan




NS Observation No. 5A6BEC91ED2A89D02A001128
Created 2018-01-27 02:11 PM (7 months ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-28 03:24 PM (3 months ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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