Bull Kelp
(Nereocystis luetkeana)

image of a Bull Kelp

Image ID: 224-00

Other shots:  image of a Bull Kelp
Comments : This is prolific in the cold northern waters where there is sufficient current. Absolutely beautiful plants provide homes for all sorts of critters both in the canopy, and in the root clusters.
Common name : Bull Kelp
Scientific Name : Nereocystis luetkeana
Location Found : Snowflake, Northern British Columbia
Actual Size : bulbs about 2 inches in diameter, stalks 25 feet long
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :