Native SpeciesRockweed

Fucus vesiculosus
FOUND by A TheG's n
2014-10-15
Falmouth
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
We were down in Falmouth Town Landing where we think that we found the rockweed around a wet sandy, rocky area, and right near the shore line. The Algae attached themselves to the rocks and was spread farther beyond the quadrat. It looks as if it spreading extremely fast and in large amounts. Our group personally thinks that the impact is very healthy for the environment because it is a native plant.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The Rockweed branches we continuously divided into two or something also know as dichotomously. The branches have rounded tips. I know that this isn't Knotted Wrack which looks similar to Rockweed because Knotted Wrack grows axial while like stated before Rockweed grows dichotomously.
Photo of my evidence.
The branches were wide and flat with a line running down the middle or also known as midrib. You could feel the line when your felt it, feeling a tiny bump. I know that we didn't find Knotted Wrack because the branches may be flat but Rockweed has wider branches.
Photo of my evidence.
We found that the branches had swollen, berry shaped pockets on some of the branches. We could also see tiny little dots on every branch and when you felt the branches you expected it to be smooth and slimy texture but instead was bumpy and slimy.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fucus vesiculosus
Common name:
Rockweed
Is it alive?: 
All alive
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
0 - 2 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.732700 °
Longitude: 
W -70.204070 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Name:
Falmouth Town Landing
Trip date: 
Wed, 2014-10-15 10:00
Town or city: 
Falmouth
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 
Wed, 2014-10-15 11:06
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
7 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Boat ramp
Boats
Paved road
Walking trail
People
Docks
Water temperature: 
14.2°C
pH: 
7.4
Dissolved oxygen: 
9.4mg/L
Salinity: 
32.1ppt

Comments

You guys did a really good job having lots of detail but some sentences were really confusing to read.

Very discrive, not much to improve on, good job