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Lettuce or Lace?

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by icechip, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

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    Saw this pale 'tissue-like' flora on my dive today in Maine waters. At first thought they were Sea Lace but now thinking they might be Sea Lettuce? Although I thought Sea Lettuce was always much greener than this.
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  2. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Barracuda

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    what did it taste like in a sandwich with bacon and tomato?
     
  3. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Lace coral is a branching non photosynthetic coral often found under ledges and caves.
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  4. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

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    That's pretty cool-looking coral, but I'm referring to the Bryozoan known as Sea Lace. Except what I saw today did not have the fibers like in this photo of Sea Lace. That's why I'm thinking what I saw most likely might just have been a wicked pale version of Sea Lettuce.
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  5. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure your photo is the same thing, just a different species.

    Lace Coral

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  6. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    When sea lettuce dies or sporulates, it can turn white. Did it look like a white sea lettuce?
     
  7. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

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    Yes it did. So this stuff was dying/dead? That's interesting, there was a lot of it.
     
  8. arcticat99

    arcticat99 Barracuda

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    i thought the song was leather and lace by Stevie Nicks?
     
  9. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    Or just at a point in it's seasonal cycle where it sheds spores or gametes. The whole critter "goes" at once.
     
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