Checklist of Division Phaeophyta (brown algae)
that live in the ocean adjacent to Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 28 October 2017)

The species listed below are likely a small percentage of the brown algae that live in the ocean adjacent to Mount Desert Island.

Please send corrections and updates to Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Phaeophyceae Fucales Fucaceae Ascophyllum nodosum Scorpiodes knotted wrack Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Phaeophyceae Fucales Fucaceae Fucus vesiculosus ? bladder wrack Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Phaeophyceae Laminariales Alariaceae Alaria esculenta ? dabberlocks Champlainer (TFV)
Phaeophyceae Laminariales Laminariaceae Agarum cribrosum ? sea colander Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Phaeophyceae Laminariales Laminariaceae Laminaria digitata ? horsetail kelp Champlainer (TFV)

      RGG = Ruth Gortner Grierson
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining