Sugar kelp

Sugar kelp -
Laminaria saccharina

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 related specie.

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