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Ulva compressa Marine Alga

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Phylum: Chlorophyta   Family: Ulvaceae

Ulva compressa  Linnaeus, 1753

Thread Weed; Tape Weed

A branched thallus, tubular but flattened. In rock pools prefering the middle to upper shore where some protection can be had from storms and wave action

Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore;
Bunker, et al - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland;
Brodie, et al - Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland