Nereocystis

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Related to Nereocystis luetkeana: bull kelp

Ne`re`o`cys´tis


prop. n.1.(Bot.) A genus of gigantic seaweeds.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels and Ruprecht--bull kelp (Fig.
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 Mendocino site is dominated by bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) and the Monterey site by giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera).
Morris & Campbell (1996) found that RSU fed with eelgrass grew almost 50% slower than those fed with bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana.
In Monterey Macrocystis is still present, but Nereocystis luetkeana is often the dominant species.
Flow, flapping and photosynthesis of Nereocystis luetkeana: a functional comparison of undulate and fiat blade morphologies.
I intone scientific nomenclature as if reciting fragments of lost poems: Nereocystis luetkeana. Bull kelp.
In the San Juan Islands of Washington, Vadas (1977) found Nereocystis luetkeana to be most preferred, followed by Costaria costata and Laminaria saccharina; two species of Agarum were actively avoided.
Flow, flapping, and photosynthesis of Nereocystis luetkeana: a functional comparison of undulate and flat blade morphology.
Abalone growth is more rapid in moderately exposed areas with giant, Macrocystis integrifolia, or bull, Nereocystis luetkeana, kelp forests than at highly exposed areas with Pterygophora californica kelp forests (Sloan & Breen 1988).
In contrast, northern Pacific canopy kelps are annuals (Alaria fistulosa and Nereocystis luetkeana [hereafter Nereocystis]) that afford much less midwater structure.