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Sea Lettuce

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Scientific name
Ulva sp
Common names
Sea Lettuce
Life on the Edge
Page 13
Group
Green Algae
Where to find
Reef, upper intertidal
Description
These vibrant green algae have simple plant bodies constructed in flat or tubular sheets. Sheets of  Sea Lettuce can grow up to 30 cm in size.

Sea Lettuce grows in shallow pools and across the tops of the reef where it provides food for many grazing animals. Abundant during spring and dying off over summer, there are a few closely related species of Ulva, all called Sea Lettuce.

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