Invasive SpeciesDead man's fingers

Codium fragile
FOUND by Jebronlamers
2017-10-24
Cape Elizabeth
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by Mrs. Fanning, Mrs. Young
Peer reviewed by The Golden Ratio
Field Notes
We were looking for Dead Man’s Fingers at Kettle Cove. Kettle Cove is a sand beach flanked by two rocky stretches on either side. We were collecting data on Dead Man’s Fingers for vital signs. Our exact latitude was 42.5611 N, -70.2175 W. We got to Kettle Cove at roughly 9:40 AM. We got off the bus, we saw the orange leaves, and we started to look for our specimen. It was not a great day, the wind was blowing at 16 miles per hour, air temperature was 62 degrees. The wind made the tide low, making the rocks were really slippery. The high tide time was at 2:42 PM and the low tide was at 9:06 PM. Our specimen was hard to find. We realized that our specimen is found in the tide pools under seaweed. Overall, we are really happy because we found our specimen.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think we found the Dead Man’s Fingers. In this picture, the specimen shows traits of the Dead Man’s Fingers. As you can see in the photo, the specimen grows dichotomously, which means that it's branches grow in pairs of two. Also, it is dark green. Since these traits are on the Vital Signs database, I would conclude that this is the Dead Man’s Fingers.
Photo of my evidence.
I think this is Dead Man’s Fingers. In this photo you can see that the plant has attributes of the Codium Fragile--it has sponge-like texture and it’s stem is round. These attributes are on the Vital Signs database, so I would say that this is the Dead Man’s Fingers.
Photo of my evidence.
This picture shows Dead Man’s Fingers. This specimen has traits of the Dead Man’s Fingers. The specimen here is about 20 cm. It can grow up 40 cm. Also, it is dark green and grows dichotomously, like I mentioned in the above boxes. Since these traits are on the Vital Signs database, I believe that this is the Dead Man’s Fingers.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Codium fragile
Common name:
Dead man's fingers
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.561230 °
Longitude: 
W -70.219330 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Kettle Cove Moniz 2017
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24 09:30
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 
Fri, 2014-10-24 08:26
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