Monday, October 11, 2010

Seaweed!

On Friday, my Marine Science teacher offered an incentive: for every species of seaweed you bring in for a lab, you get an extra point of bonus on the lab.

So, yesterday, I went down to Waterford Beach Park to gather seaweed. The good news is, I got at least 10 species, including the three major types - green, brown, and red algae.

The bad news is, my feet are still cold.

I've also mostly overcome my repulsion of seaweed. Handing a whole bunch of gross slimy stuff kindof makes you immune, it appears.

I found a whole bunch of different types, including sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca), various kinds of kelp (Laminaria), and Palmaria.

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