Invasive SpeciesSea potato

Colpomenia peregrina
FOUND by Guccilobsters
2018-10-25
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Gucci Lobsters
Peer reviewed by Gucci Crabs
Field Notes
I see the brown green sea potato. I hear the small popping and deflation of the sea potato. I smell the saltiness in the air. I am surprised about how common sea potatoes are. I have never really looked for sea potato and see how common they are. a questions I had to ask myself and check if the sea potato was a sea cali flower or the Sea Potato. I am happy because we found our Sea potato.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we found the Sea Potato because of the color, when we found the Sea Potato we saw it was a greenish brown color. We then looked at our ID Card and saw it said the Sea Potato ranged in colors like brown, yellow and a greenish color. This is one reason of how we know that we found the Sea Potato.
Photo of my evidence.
We think we found the Sea Potato because when we found one Sea Potato we saw it was attached to some seaweed, we knew Sea Potatoes grew and attached to seaweed and other things floating in the ocean. This is another reason we know that we found a Sea Potato.
Photo of my evidence.
We think we found the Sea Potato because some of the Sea Potatoes we found were deflated or filled with sea water. This happens a lot with Sea Potatoes and so this is why we think we found the sea potato. When Sea Potatoes fill with sea water they expand and eventually burst, this makes them a deflated Sea Potato. This is why we think we found the Sea Potato.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Colpomenia peregrina
Common name:
Sea potato
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.561112 °
Longitude: 
W -70.217505 °
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: 
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