Encrusting Algae - Lithothamnia Sp.
Encrusting Algae - Lithothamnia Sp.

"Lithophyllum Sp.".
A calcium carbonate secreting , encrusting coralline algae / 'pink crust' / found on exposed shores / extracts calcium from seawater / smooth pink or greyish pink crusts on rock , shells and holdfasts / Occuring as linings to rock pools, often completely covering them , with the exception of small bare circles , the resting places of limpets / May become bleached when exposed to strong sunlight.

Ref: 7811

Date: 25/10/2010

Location: Pwllygranant Cove

Encrusting Algae - Lithothamnia Sp.

"Lithophyllum Sp.".
A calcium carbonate secreting , encrusting coralline algae / 'pink crust' / found on exposed shores / extracts calcium from seawater / smooth pink or greyish pink crusts on rock , shells and holdfasts / Occuring as linings to rock pools, often completely covering them , with the exception of small bare circles , the resting places of limpets / May become bleached when exposed to strong sunlight.

Ref: 7811

Date: 25/10/2010

Location: Pwllygranant Cove