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Sargassum

Nature volume 23, page 146 | Download Citation

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I FIND in NATURE, vol. xxiii. p. 70, a short report on my paper, “Revision von Sargassum,” with several objections, which I believe to be erroneous. It is said that the fragments occurring sometimes on the open sea, the so called Sargassum bacciferum, should have a bright yellow colour. Not long ago I received fresh samples thereof from the Sargasso Sea, which are not yellow at all; these fragments are never bright yellow, but of the same brown, varying to yellowish colour as decaying Fucus vesiculosus. I observed the latter, for instance, in this condition in several fjörds of Norway, where I found broken Fucus in greater quantities than ever I did Sargassum in the open sea between England and the West Indies.

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