APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Anadyomene stellata (Wulfen) C.Agardh, 1823 - Common Sea Kale (Green seaweed)
Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on surface of buoy 1

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on surface of buoy 2

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on surface of buoy 3

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on surface of buoy 4

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- close-up 1

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on sample of Fire coral 1

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- on sample of Fire coral 2

Common Sea Kale
Anadyomene stellata
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

I'm very grateful to Alan Alder, the finder of the buoy for allowing me to photograph it. The buoy was interesting in that it was encrusted with Millepora sp., Fire coral. Anadyomene stellata, Common sea kale was found growing on the Millepora by Dr. Paul Gainey. The species was identified by Prof. Michael Guiry, who stated that the northern limit for the species is the Azores, but is very common in warm temperate to tropical waters and in the Mediterranean.

The Millepora, Fire coral, on which the species was growing is not a true coral but an unusual hydroid. It is also a non-native species which would have originated from either the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic coast of Florida.

The buoy was found washed-up at Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall. 17.01.16.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

Anadyomene stellata Common Sea Kale Green seaweed images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.