Seaweed picture: Japweed, Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, washed up in an interesting pattern on the sandy shore at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (P1080849bBlog1) 

In April, the sea washed up lots of Japweed, Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, onto the sandy seashore at Studland Bay, Dorset. The stem of this brown alga measures upto a metre with short regular alternate branches bearing small ‘leaves’, and round gas bladders. These long strings of seaweed made some interesting patterns on the beach – some like tousel-headed or bearded faces, some like multi-legged sea creatures.  

Seaweed picture: Japweed, Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, washed up in an interesting pattern on the sandy shore of Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (P1080881aBlog2). 

Seaweed picture: Japweed, Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt, washed ashore in an interesting shape on the sandy beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (P1080855aBlog3)

Revision of a post first published 29 May 2009

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