Checklist of brown algae
that live in the ocean adjacent to Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 6 May 2010)


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 info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.





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


Sources:
   Champlainers:
      RGG = Ruth Gortner Grierson
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining