Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Egregia menziesii The "Feather Boa" Kelp  


From the Latin, egregius, meaning "remarkable," this incredible seaweed is known for its physical strength and its beauty.

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Taxonomy
Division: Heterokontophyta 
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Alariaceae 
Genus: Egregia
Species: menziesii

Chemistry and Cellular Morphology
Life  History
Morphology of the Plant
Biomechanics: THE STRESS AND DRAG OF WAVES
Ecological Relationships
Habitat
Egregia Products and Their Uses
Photo Gallery


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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009