Invasive SpeciesSea potato

Colpomenia peregrina
FOUND by seafries
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs.Hawkes
Peer reviewed by Lydia and Riley
Field Notes
We are happy because we found our specimen and the weather is good. We see the ocean, sand, and our classmates. We hear people talking, the wind, and the waves crashing. We smell the salty ocean air. We were suprised that we found the Sea Potato so easily/quickly. The only problem that we had was too much time at the beach.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we found the Sea Potato because according to the Vital Signs ID card the Sea Potato has a bulbous shape. The species we found also is shaped round and bulbous.
Photo of my evidence.
According to the Vital Signs ID card the Sea Potato is brownish-yellow. If you want to be more specific, the Crayola website says it's a mix of: Goldenrod, dandelion, olive green, raw sienna, and shadow. The species we found is also a mix of those colors.
Photo of my evidence.
We know that the species we found is not the Sea Cauliflower because according to the Vital Signs ID card the Sea Cauliflower has a thicker shell unlike our species which has a thin shell like 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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N 43.561186 °
W -70.217797 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Kettle Cove (P12015)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2015-10-20 12:15
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Time of low tide: 
Tue, 2015-10-20 11:34


Hi seafries (love the name!),

I just wanted to say thanks for contributing to mission: sea potato and for sharing your awesome sketch. I also love that you used crayola's website to find more accurate and descriptive names for the color of the sea potato.

Happy observing,