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see seaweedseaweed,
name commonly used for the multicellular marine algae. Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton.
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; PhaeophytaPhaeophyta
, phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of those organisms commonly called brown algae. Many of the world's familiar seaweeds are members of Phaeophyta. There are approximately 1,500 species.
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kelp

[kelp]
(botany)
The common name for brown seaweed belonging to the Laminariales and Fucales.
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kelp

any large brown seaweed, esp any in the order Laminariales
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CELP

(Code Excited Linear Predictive) A speech compression method that achieves high compression ratios along with toll quality audio. LD-CELP (Low-Delay CELP) provides near toll quality audio by using a smaller sample size that is processed faster, resulting in lower delays. LD-CELP was developed by Dr. Raymond Chen when he was at AT&T. Chen was also involved with CELP. CELP is pronounced "kelp."
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Methods of harvesting of kelp are important so as to maintain proper re-growth of the plant after cutting.
Differences in thallus thickness or toughness were easily discernible by eye and by feel among the 4 types of stored kelps and may have affected the ability of the sea urchins to ingest the food items.
Terrie Klinger is starting to wonder about the future of kelp sex.
Previous studies in Alaskan kelp beds have shown positive correlations between the presence of fishes and the density (or biomass) of understory algae (Dean et al., 2000; Hegwer, 2003; Hamilton, 2004).
Jungwirth harvests wakame, a wing kelp, by cutting the "tatters" off the tip of the plant, leaving six inches at the base of the frond so it continues to grow.
Growth and reproduction of understory kelps. - Pterygophora and Laminaria in the clearings were individually tagged at the same time as Macrocystis.
The need for reproductive synchrony to extend dispersal in kelps is reduced if existing dormant microscopic stages are able to survive a disturbance and account for rapid recolonization.
Chemotactic effects of nutrients on spores of the kelps Macrocystis pyrifera and Pterygophora californica.
Kelps were nearly absent in both 1972 and 1987 from the two sites at Shemya Island where we have data spanning the 15-yr period.
It shines with a dense growth of sugar kelp. We all lean over, admiring the lush abundance, wet and sparkling in the morning light.