Eel Grass ID


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Posted by NateD on May 20, 2005 at 04:41:06:

In Reply to: Trip Report and Photos: Encore to San Clemente Island with Scuba World posted by Elaine on May 20, 2005 at 00:36:36:

Hello Elaine,
Great photos... That odd ball of "eel grass" you found may be Chaetomorpha (pronounced Kee-Toe-Mor-Fa).. It is commonly used in Marine aquariums as a from of nutrient export... I didn't know that it was native to California, but after some research I found it is.. It is often called spaghetti algae (pronounced Spa-get-ti :) ) and grows in tight balls.. It is a gread place for all kinds of smaal animals to hide and breed..
Just thought I would help you out!!!!
Nate D


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