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
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia (Hudson) Orellana & Sansón 2019 - Bushy Rainbow Wrack (Brown seaweeds)
Recent name change:
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia (Hudson) Orellana & Sansón 2019 syn. Cystoseira tamariscifolia (Hudson) Papenfuss, 1950
Ref: AlgaeBase

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- shoot tip 1

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- shoot tip 2

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- underwater iridescence 1

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- underwater iridescence 2

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- underwater iridescence 3

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- in lowershore rockpool 1

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- in lowershore rockpool 2

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- in rockpool / close-up 1

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- in rockpool / close-up 2

Bushy Rainbow Wrack
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia
- in rockpool / close-up 3

Images taken at Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell; Hannafore Point near Looe and Marazion and Tavis Vor, Mousehole, near Penzance, Cornwall.

This species can be found in large middleshore rockpools on sheltered shores but is commonly found uncovered or in rockpools on extremely low spring tides. Often found covered in epiphytic fauna like ascidians, velutinids and sponges or reduced to a stalk after winter storms. Out of water it is easy to see that this is a brown seaweed; in water it glows shades of blue green and sometimes purple. It is not the only member of this genus to have this colour change; but it is perhaps the most noticeable.

Scientific and European Names:
Carpodesmia tamariscifolia, Cystoseira tamariscifolia, Rainbow wrack, Bushy Rainbow Wrack, Rainbow Bladder Weed.

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.

Carpodesmia tamariscifolia syn Cystoseira tamariscifolia Bushy Rainbow Wrack bladder weed Blue Brown 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.