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A dense clump of pale orange seaweed (red algae) with oak-leaf shaped fronds/thalli.
Washed-up onto the beach off Westernport Bay (Balnarring Beach).
This species gets it's name "quercifolia" fro the oak-shaped fronds.
It is reported that this is a common and distinctive species found in deep waters in the rough-water coasts of southern Australia.
My thanks to Janine Baker for the ID.

Date & Time

  2018-01-20 03:51 PM


  -38.396394 , 145.115783 : 1.426 m

Near Victoria, Australia


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  1. David Francis  Thuretia quercifolia added. I was surprised to discover that the Red Algae are separated from the Green and Brown Algae at the Kingdom level!

    Reply • 27 Jan 2018

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thanks David. I have to read about these everytime to refresh my memory. I have several others but might be difficult to identify them.

      Reply • 01 Feb 2018

NS Observation No. 5A6BDDC7ED2A89D02A0010D3
Created 2018-01-27 01:09 PM (almost 2 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-28 03:27 PM (over 1 year ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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