The beach at Studland was scattered with bright green seaweed on a rather dull afternoon as the tide went out yesterday. Most of it was Sea Lettuce or Green Laver, Ulva lactuca Linnaeus, membranous and translucent. Occasional clumps of this common British alga showed complete bleaching around the edges. When this species is seen like this, it is a sign that its reproductive products have been shed into the sea.
Earlier posts mentioning this species of seaweed include:
Eel Grass & Sea Lettuce at Studland Bay in Spring
White-edged Sea Lettuce at Studland
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