Invasive SpeciesSea potato

Colpomenia peregrina
FOUND by The potato finders
2017-10-24
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs Fanning and Mrs Gagne
Peer reviewed by Wild wrackians (Owen T and Sebastian M)
Field Notes
It was Tuesday, October 23, at 9:21 AM, at Kettle Cove Beach. It was low tide. The temperature was 62º so it felt warm with some wind that brought off a cooling breeze. The cloud cover percentage was 98% so the sky was very cloudy. This made it very misty and foggy. We were collecting data for the Sea Potato, which is normally found in tide pools, detached in tide pools, or attached to seaweed on the beach or the rocks. This data will help the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Vital Science.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This photo shows the Sea Potato. A common characteristic of the Sea Potato is it’s yellow-green and brownish color. The Sea Potato pictured here has a yellow-green brownish color. Therefore it appears that this is the Sea Potato.
Photo of my evidence.
We think that the Sea Potato has been found. A common characteristic of the Sea Potato is that it is 1-6cm long.The Sea Potato in the picture is 3 centimeters which would prove that this is a Sea Potato.
Photo of my evidence.
This photo shows the Sea Potato. The Sea Potato is not usually found by itself unless it has been detached from seaweed. In the purple circles, the Sea Potato is attached to the seaweed which is a common characteristic. Therefore it appears that this is the Sea Potato.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Colpomenia peregrina
Common name:
Sea potato
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.561129 °
Longitude: 
W -70.217528 °
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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