Invasive SpeciesDasysiphonia

Dasysiphonia japonica
FOUND by Beachhunter
2018-12-29
Port Clyde, ME
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Field Notes
This year I have noticed a bright red/pink filamentous algae on our beach in Port Clyde, ME. I have never noticed this algae before. From far away it looked like a slime, but up close it was a clump of fine hairs. There were no large mats just small clumps all over the beach. The color was an orange/pink/red. I did some online research, concerned that this was an invasive species and came across this project. I believe this is Dasysiphonia japonica and I'm not sure it has been documented this far north up the Maine coast yet.
Supporting Evidence
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Unfortunately I do not have a microscope to verify species.
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Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Dasysiphonia japonica
Common name:
Dasysiphonia
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
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Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.936100 °
Longitude: 
W -69.272400 °
Observation Site Information
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Habitat: 
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Name:
Vannah Lane Beach
Trip date: 
Sat, 2018-12-29 11:00
Town or city: 
Port Clyde, ME
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Georges River
Time of low tide: 
Sat, 2018-12-29 10:15
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