Sugar kelp -
Scientific names: Laminaria is of Latin origin and means similar
to a slab, plate, leaf or layer. The other part of its name means sugar
and is found in both Greek (sakchar or sakharon) and Latin (saccharina).
Other English names: Sea belt, sugar wrack and poor man's weather
glass. Sometimes the name oarweed is used collectively for the different
specie of the family Laminaria. Kelp is another word that is used
collectively for the larger brown algae and for several other closely