APHOTOMARINE

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and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis (Hudson) K├╝tzing, 1849 - Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis
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Bladder Wrack or Black Tang
Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis
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Not as common as the Bladder wrack that is commonly found in sheltered locations such as on pier walls or within estuaries; unless you visit rocky shores that are highly exposed. In exposed situations this bladderless variety replaces the more typical Bladder wrack. On exposed shores having bladders is a disadvantage, which is why this variety doesn't have any.

Species may be shorter than Fucus vesiculosus and fronds appear to be flatter and tiered.

Species photographed on the middleshore at Roskilley between Newlyn and Mousehole, Cornwall, 15.10.11.

This species was formerly widely known as Fucus vesiculosus forma evesiculosus.

Scientific and European Names:
Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis, Fucus vesiculosus var. evesiculosus, Fucus vesiculosus, Bladder wrack, Black tang, Gemeiner Blasentang, Blaaswier, Varech vesiculeux, Sargazo vejigoso.

Also see - Fucus vesiculosus

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Fucus vesiculosus var linearis forma evesiculosus Bladder Wrack Black tang Brown seaweed images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.