Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 3,5 m.
Appearance: Dead men's rope is a round, quite leathery and slimy
brown alga with a whip-like stem. It has a sparse covering of small
colourless hairs. Picture of pressed Dead men's
Depth: 3-4 m.
Environment: Dead men's rope is common on gravel bottoms in protected
bays and coves, where it builds long curtains up to the water surface,
often with several individuals entangled in each other. It is not found
on rock bottoms amongst the alga banks of the inner archipelagoes, but
strangely present in the outer areas. This is probably because they
wave activity well.
Misc: Dead men's rope is yearly and grows on the upper ends.
Classification: Dead men's rope is a member of the
brown algae group.