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NOAA Photo Library Image - line3027

A magnificent headland at Point Lobos as seen through Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa. The orange algae growing on the trees is Trentepohlia aurea v. polycarpa, a green alga which is rich in beta carotene. This algae is non-parasitic and generally grows on the side closest to salt spray.

Image ID: line3027, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: California, Point Lobos State Reserve
Photo Date: 2003 October
Photographer: Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)

Category: Coastline/West Coast California/Flora/

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