Globe Algae Colpomenia sinuosa
The Globe Algae is irregular in shape, globe-shaped, and crinkled in shape. This algae is sometimes twice as high as it is broad.
It's skin membrane is a thin, crisp wall filled with water and air.
The plant is usually attached to other algae, seagrasses or rock by a small, crusty base. Globe Algae is also called Bubbleweed.
Globe Algae is light yellow or honey-brown to dark brown in colour.
Widely found in most oceans. Found all around Australia, but preferring tropical and temperate shores. It seems to be more common in summer.
Occurs from mid-tide level and below, being common in rock pools. Often attached to other algae, or seagrasses such as Posidonia in estuaries.
This is the most common species of globe-shaped algae found attached to other plants in southern Australia.
Which environments does this algae most commonly prefer ? Why ?
Does this algae prefer to live in areas with heavy wave action ? Why ?
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