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kelp

Etymology: ME, culp
1 any of the brown seaweed species of Laminaria found on the Atlantic coast of Europe.
2 the ashes of Laminaria seaweed burned in a process of extracting iodine and potassium salts.

kelp

(1) Bladderwrack, see there; Fucus vesiculosus.  
(2) Kelp, Laminaria digitata; tangleweed.
(3) Kelp, Laminaria saccharina; seawrack.

kelp

a large, coarse seaweed, the largest of all ALGAE.

kelp,

n Latin names:
Laminaria digitata, Laminaria japonica, Laminaria saccharina, Marcrocystis pyrifera; part used: fronds; uses: antiobesity, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, abortifacient, anticoagulant, high blood pressure, dietary source of iodine; precautions: children, pregnancy, lactation; patients with hyperthyroidism; can cause possible heavy metal toxicity. Also called
brown algae, horsetail, kombu, sea girdles, sea vegetables, seaweed, sugar wrack, or
tangleweed.

kelp

see seaweed.
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Peramphithoe femorata appears to overcome this conflict by taking advantage of the intercalary growth pattern of blades of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera.
Effect of the bat star Asterina miniata (Brandt) on recruitment of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera C.
This correlation results from the fact that most of the biomass and most of the production of giant kelp is in the surface canopy; this high proportion of Macrocystis above the thermocline probably overwhelms the capacity for upward nutrient transport.
Extensive giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) beds dominate the canopy, with genera such as Eisenia, Laminaria, and Pterygophora forming the subcanopy and a moderate cover of crustose coralline algae forming the benthos.
This has resulted in the decline of giant kelp forests with knock-on effects for commercially-fished rock lobsters, Dr Poloczanska said.
It is probably no coincidence that forests of the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) are therefore confined to depths beyond the surf zone (Seymour et al 1989; Graham, 1997).
The stands of giant kelp off California, for example, grip the ocean bottom and send stalks sprouting as much as 30 meters toward the water's surface.
Conservationists say the reserves are needed to preserve the diverse ecosystem that is home to 26 species of marine mammals, more than 60 bird species, giant kelp forests, and innumerable fish and invertebrates.
I marvel at such creatures as the metre-long slug-like sea hare, munching on the fronds of giant kelp.
At left, abalone are fed sea plants - Pacific dulse, left, and giant kelp - to sustain them in CIMRI's tanks.
Here we examine reproductive synchrony as a way to extend dispersal in the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera and the palm kelp Pterygophora californica.