Color: Red, Brown, Green (Dark Purple-Red to Golden Brown to Yellow-Green)
Size: Up to 8”
Range: Alaska to California
Description: These elongated, pod-shaped sacs are filled with seawater with a bubble of gas trapped at the top. Clusters grow on rocks, secured by a small disc-shaped holdfasts.
Distinctive characteristics: If you squeeze them, they will squirt water. However, the water is needed for the seaweed to survive when the tide is out.
Phylum: Rhodophyta (Red Algae)
Previous names: Ulva glandiformis