Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bull Kelp & Rocks, Asilomar, 2009.

Strands of bull kelp can be seen strewn around the beaches, especially after a storm; some of them are 15 feet long. There is a bulbous head at the upper end where the fronds attach toward the ocean surface, and they taper down to a thin strand at the holdfast end. They are rubbery in feel, and hollow. Often they litter the beach in graceful swirls. 

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