Family Ulvaceae (Sea
lettuce and sea felt)
Ulva taeniata (sea lettuce)
is commonly found on rocks at midtidal and lower intertidal areas. This
green alga may be distinguished from other species of Ulva by its
arrangement of simple or several long narrow blades that arise from the base of the plant which are densely
ruffled and often spirally twisted. Ulva taeniata grows from 20
to 50 cm in height and ranges from 3 to 4 cm in length.
Enteromorpha intestinalis (yellow-green hairweed)
Forming bright green mats of convoluted or straight tubules,
Enteromorpha intestinalis is found in the upper intertidal zone
in pools of brackish water or freshwater seeps.