Invasive SpeciesSea potato

Colpomenia peregrina
FOUND by The Tater Tots
2017-10-24
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs. Moniz
Peer reviewed by Sebastian, Owen
Field Notes
It is a very windy, wet day at Kettle Cove. The waves were coming in fast. We are making our way over the field of seaweed and rocks. It smells like seaweed and was cloudy. I hear the waves crashing. The seaweed is wet and slippery. I find it difficult that I keep slipping on the seaweed. I am surprised that the Sea Potato looks like thin paper or a dried out hollow grape. The Sea Potato is very hard to find and it is buried up at the top of the hill in the back of the seaweed pile. It is windy and looks like it is going to rain soon, but doesn’t end up raining too much.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is the Sea Potato. It does not grow directly on the ground. It can be found attached to seaweed. In the picture it is attached to a whitish piece of seaweed.
Photo of my evidence.
This is the Sea Potato. It is thin walled and has a hollow center. You can see through some parts of the Sea Potato. It has a yellowish-green color with brown spots on the edges. You can see the thin walls and small brown edges in the picture.
Photo of my evidence.
This is the Sea Potato. It is commonly known to be 1cm to 7cm long. The Sea Potato can also collapse on itself if it gets too big. It does not have any stems or anything inside to hold up the outside skin. You can see the size by the ruler, and the wrinkles in the picture.
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 43.561100 °
Longitude: 
W -70.217500 °
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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