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Life sciences · Wildlife · Fishery resources
ga coirleach REFERENCE Faomhadh an téarma seo mar chuid de Thionscadal Lex
en sea tangle | sea-ware | red-ware | sea-wand | sea-girdles | tangle | horsetail kelp | oarweed
DEFINITION large conspicuous kelp growing up to 2 m in length commonly found at low water during spring tides on rocky shores REFERENCE COM-EN, based on:<BR>• Marine Life Information Network for Britain & Ireland (<i>Mar</i>LIN) > Oarweed: http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3613 [8.6.2010]<BR>• algaeBASE > Laminaria digitata: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=3 [8.6.2010]<BR>• <i>Mar</i>LIN > Biological Traits Information Catalogue (BIOTIC) > Laminaria digitata: http://www.marlin.ac.uk/biotic/browse.php?sp=4228 [8.6.2010]<BR>• Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) > Laminaria digitata: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=11228 [8.6.2010]
COMMENT A large and sturdy brown seaweed, one of the most common 'kelps'. Extensive 'forests' of it, usually partly exposed at low tide, are found around the coast of Scotland, providing a highly diverse habitat for crustaceans, molluscs, fish, seals and other seaweeds. It is a traditional coastal food, a very rich source of natural vitamins and minerals, including essential trace minerals, and a traditional animal feed and fertilizer. It is common on all coasts of Britain and Ireland except for the east and south-east coast of England, otherwise distributed from Iceland and N Russia south to Brittany. In the western Atlantic from the NE coast of Greenland south to Cape Cod and, although less common, to Long Island. (source: http://laminaria.provenskincare.com/?pagenumber=3&se=1 - 16/11/2007)
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