Bladder Wrack

Name: Bladder Wrack

Scientific name: Fucus vesiculosus

Category: Marine plants

Nature Stars: 20

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About: A common 'wrack' seaweed, grows between the high and low water marks on rocky shores. Fronds grow up to 1 metre long.

How to identify: A greeny-brown 'wrack' seaweed, recognised by the strap-like branching fronds with air-filled 'bladders' in pairs along their length.

Where: Common on rocky shores all around our coasts.

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Photograph credit: John Wigham

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