Invasive SpeciesDasysiphonia

Dasysiphonia japonica
NOT FOUND by lulu
Andrew Island
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mr. Wilson
Peer reviewed by Mr. Wilson
Field Notes
The samples we used were donated to us by the Gulf of Maine Reseach Institute. The samples were also frozen for three months.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The algae with found did not have a flower like structure at the tips, whereas dasysiphonia has a flower like structure.
Photo of my evidence.
The algae does not have clear boxy cells like the dasysiphonia.
Photo of my evidence.
The algae we have has a brown tint to it, whereas the dasysiphonia has a reddish-brown tint or a reddish pink tint to it.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Dasysiphonia japonica
Common name:
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.994200 °
W -69.059200 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Andrew Island
Trip date: 
Tue, 2015-10-13 12:52
Town or city: 
Andrew Island
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Lower Kennebec
Time of low tide: 


Thanks for looking!

- Matt Bracken

Hi Lulu,

Your coordinates were still set to the default which puts you in the middle of the Gulf of Maine. We've updated them to be where this sample was collected off the coast of Maine.

Team Vital Signs

Glad to hear that your sample was dasysiphonia free! Thanks for posting,