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C. Bird's & C. Pross's Seaweeds of Gaff Point/Hirtle's Beach


These seaweeds on Hirtle's Beach and at the Gaff Point headland were collected and photographed by Catherine Pross in the period 2002-2004 with the collaboration of Carolyn J. Bird of the National Research Council laboratory in Halifax, Nova Scotia who also identified the species.

This page shows some of the sites where the seaweeds were observed.

The individual species of seaweeds are presented under Green, Brown and Red Seaweeds, the common names for the Phyla Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta.

Under "Notes", species lists are given for the various sites and dates of collections.

Photographer: Catherine Pross

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Shore colors
Moshers Pond, May 25, 2004


Kelps (all or mostly Saccharina latissima)
washed up

June 11, 2002


Moshers Pond
Hirtles Beach barrier, May 25, 2004

Cseaweed-11,-Sept.-2,-2001-Hirtles-Beach Seaweed on Hirtles Beach
Sep 2, 2001


Aug. 17, 2002.

Seaweed covered rocks, Aug 15, 2002

Seaweed covered rocks
Aug 15, 2002


Seaweed art
June 11, 2002