Invasive SpeciesDead man's fingers

Codium fragile
FOUND by Guccibarnacles
2018-10-25
Cape Elizabeth
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Field Notes
we're happy because that was the only piece of Dead Mans Fingers that we could find (we searched for an hour and a half.) On our search, we didn't run into many problems, but some things that concern us are that the teachers would ask what we were doing, we would tell them about Codium and they would instantly recognize it from the picture. We were surprised at the texture, although the info sheet noted that it was a spongey and firm texture we where still surprised and could clearly see how this strong plant would affect the ocean. We see the ocean, hear the waves, and taste the salt.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is Codium because when we cut it open it oozed. Codium is a unicellular organism, meaning when you cut it open it oozes a light greenish transparent color.
Photo of my evidence.
It grows dichotomously, we know this is Codium because Codium grows dichotomously. We know because on the species ID card it states "Look for alga that grows dichotomously, meaning each branch divides into two over and over and over." This is how we know that this is Codium.
Photo of my evidence.
The base/stem is round and pencil like. We know this is Codium because Codium's base is "a pencil-like shape." We know this because on the species ID cards its states. "Look for a pencil-thick growth with a firm, sponge-like texture." This is the final reason that we know that its codium
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Codium fragile
Common name:
Dead man's fingers
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.561508 °
Longitude: 
W -70.218386 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Kettle Cove
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-10-25 08:45
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 

Comments

Excellent field drawing!