Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

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Porphyra on intertidal rock

Porphyra, commonly know as nori, is the most widely consumed seaweed in the world! It's commonly found in Asian food, especially Japanese food, which has lead to the huge nori industry in Japan. With a very interesting heteromorphic life history, Porphyra has just everything you would want in an alga! And they're great to eat!

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