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Related to Nereocystis: Macrocystis, bull kelp, Postelsia


prop. n.1.(Bot.) A genus of gigantic seaweeds.
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Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels and Ruprecht--bull kelp (Fig.
Laboratory studies indicate that adults prefer Macrocystis and Nereocystis but will feed on diatoms and brown, red, and green algae, including Laminaria, Pterygophora, and Costaria (Paul et al.
Bull kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana), the predominant canopy-forming floating kelp in Puget Sound, does not grow on or near the reef.
This is in contrast to other temperate algae, such as the kelps Nereocystis luetkeana and Alaria marginata, which can produce new blade tissue at rates of 4-14 cm per day (Kain, 1987; Maxell and Miller, 1996; McConnico and Foster, 2005).
The book consists of five detailed chapters on ecosystem-based management of marine microalgae and the bull kelp Nereocystis leutkeana, the ecology and management of temperate mangroves, the exploitation and conservation of precious corals, the biology of vestimentiferan tubeworms, and historical reconstruction of human-induced changes in US estuaries.
A mound of bull kelp, also known as bullwhip kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana), graces Heceta beach in Florence recently.
There are also giant phaeophytes, such as Nereocystis luetkeana, which floats by a single, very large spherical air-bladder located between the fronds and the robust stipe, or the immense Macrocystis, several tens of meters long.
Flow, flapping and photosynthesis of Nereocystis luetkeana: a functional comparison of undulate and fiat blade morphologies.
Photosynthetic and light-independent carbon fixation in Macrocystis, Nereocystis, and some selected Pacific Laminariales.
By consuming macroalgae-eating invertebrates, such as sea urchins and abalone, sea otters play an important role in the preservation and health of the Macrocystis and Nereocystis kelp stands, which are the nursery of much larval and juvenile fish and invertebrate life of near-shore northern Pacific coast ecosystems.
I intone scientific nomenclature as if reciting fragments of lost poems: Nereocystis luetkeana.