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Attached Sargassum found in Britain
Farnham, W.F.; Fletcher, R.L.; Irvine, L.M. (1973). Attached Sargassum found in Britain. Nature (Lond.) 243: 231-232
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836; e-ISSN 1476-4687, more
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    Sargassum C.Agardh, 1820 [WoRMS]

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  • Farnham, W.F.
  • Fletcher, R.L.
  • Irvine, L.M.

    ON February 17, 1973, some thirty scattered plants of the brown algal genus Sargassum were found attached on a sheltered shore in Hampshire. This is the only record for attached plants of a species of Sargassum in Britain. The specimens were well grown, attaining a length of up to 1 m (Fig. 1), and showed the characteristic morphology of this genus with monopodial branching, air-bladders and leafy laterals. We are confident that these plants constitute a recent introduction as the area has been under surveillance since 1967, being one of the localities for a possibly-introduced Grateloupia sp. (red alga).

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