Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera



Kelp detail showing pneumatocysts (air bladders) attached to stipe, San Diego. California, USA, Macrocystis pyrifera, natural history stock photograph, photo id 02126Add To Light Table
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Gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface.

Kelp detail showing pneumatocysts (air bladders) attached to stipe, San Diego. California, USA

Stock Photo: 02126
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: California, USA
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: kelp forest, seaweed, sea weed, sea grass, sargazo gigante, harina de kelp, giant kelp, harina de la macroalga, gedroogde kelp, zeewier, reuzenkelp, braendeltang, macroalga marina, Phaeophyceae
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