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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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The length at which the fronds are cut will ultimately alter the canopy thereby affecting the amount of light penetration to the bottom of the kelp bed.
The field consists of rocky substrate, ideal for kelp attachment.
005), with sea urchins fed long-term frozen kelps having significantly smaller test diameters than any other treatment (Tukey post hoc test, P < 0.
Kelps frozen both long and short term were ingested at significantly higher rates than fresh kelps (Tukey post hoc test, P < 0.
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The abundance of understory kelps among quadrats sampled at Attu Island [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED] was intermediate to and significantly different from those measured at Alaid-Nizki-Shemya islands and Adak-Amchitka islands (Table 2), thus suggesting that kelp recovery following sea otter recolonizations occurs more slowly in the western Aleutian Islands than in southeast Alaska.
Giant kelp is one of the world's fastest-growing plants.