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kelp

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

a large, coarse seaweed, the largest of all ALGAE.
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Higher-than-normal levels of radioactive iodine were found in kelp along the California coast a month after last year's nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a study published in a U.S.
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Scientists have known that scattered bits of kelp grow in the warm tropics in places where cold water wells up from below.
Although the importance of kelp bed variability (including kelp density, distribution, and species composition) to fishes has been demonstrated in Alaskan waters (Dean et al., 2000; Hegwer, 2003; Hamilton, 2004; Calvert, 2005), the role of seasonality in these habitats is poorly understood, particularly in regions with seasonal extremes, such as the subarctic (but see Calvert, 2005).
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Move over, seaweed: Kelp is climbing its way into the limelight as sea vegetable-based snacks continue to gain favor due to their high nutritional content and almost nonexistent calorie count.