Desmarestia Thank You
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany



Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

I would like to thank the following people for helping me with this class project: Professor Judith Connor, Mike Vassar, Patrick Martone, Freya Sommer, and Dr. Chuck Amsler. The underwater photograph was taken by Mike Vassar. The other photographs were taken by the author. All drawings were made by the author based on references below. Please feel free to use images on this site. Let me know at

underwater photo


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Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

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