Lehre, Germany, J. Cramer, pp. These statistics suggest that some degree of protection against wave action is very beneficial for increasing area of coverage and stability of kelp beds. (1978). W.N. Regenstein, and R.C. Can.J. PROTECTION Drifting adult sporophytes, however, may disperse spores in areas lacking attached Macrocystis, possibly providing opportunities for establishing the species. Others may be indirect effects of increased temperature (e.g. These gametophytes grow mitotically, and produce gametes, sperm and eggs. Violations may result in fines or suspensions of the license to harvest. determinants ), 26(3):261-70, Jackson, G.A., and C.D. North. Dooley, and R.H. Wade, 1977 Chemical variation of chemical constituents in Macrocystis pyrifera. Clendenning (1971) reported that Macrocystis from Turtle Bay, Baja California (near the southern limit of the Macrocystis range in North America) exhibited a photosynthetic capacity per unit area that was about 50% higher than the capacity found for plants from California. [2], Macrocystis pyrifera, giant kelp, is to be found in North America (Alaska to California), South America, South Africa, New Zealand, and southern Australia. In Proceedings of the 1981 International Gas Research Conference, Rockville, Maryland, Government Institutions Inc., pp. 2001. By trapping and penetrating the sediment, it creates a heavy mass that withstands displacement by wave action. 115969): 1.6 - 27.5, mean 14.8 (based on 3026 cells). Juvenile recruitment thus is necessary to assure continuation of the population. Life cycle definition is - the series of stages in form and functional activity through which an organism passes between successive recurrences of a specified primary stage. Nutrient depletion probably also occurs in association with major El Nino events (a complex sequence of oceanographic events beginning near the equator, spreading to higher latitudes, sometimes lasting from a few months to 2-3 years; Dayton and Tegner, 1984; Gerard, 1984a). 1. Many organisms survive stressful conditions through a tolerant life history stage. Consequently, kelp deterioration is greatest in the surface layers while basal portions may survive with little, if any, damage. Operational and economic statistics from the California kelp harvesting industry are closely guarded and not available to the public. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 134 p. Neushul, M, 1971 The species of Macrocystis with particular reference to those of North and south America. On exposed coasts, however, the inner limit of large Macrocystis beds is usually at 7 to 10 m depths and is apparently controlled by wave action. Natural Macrocystis populations vary widely in their population structures. These blades bear various sori containing sporangia, which release haploid spores, which will grow into microscopic female and male gametophytes. Plan view of Macrocystis harvesting vessel as shown in Figure 4 (from Cameron, 1915). The typical adult Macrocystis is composed of fronds of varying lengths ranging from initials a few cm long to fully mature fronds with 5 to 10 m or more of their length stretching horizontally in the canopy (the longest frond I ever measured was 44.8 m and probably 3 m was missing from the distal end). no escapement of cut fronds is allowed. Life Cycle. Seaweed Symp., 7:394-99, North, W.J,1976 Aquacultural techniques for creating and restoring beds of giant kelp, Macrocystis spp. Schmitz, K., 1982 Translocation of organic compounds in Lam Laminariales. Macrocystis and Nereocystis. Structural elements of the translocation system are maximally developed in the tree-like kelps such as Macrocystis. Mar.Biol., 4:79-86, Parsons Company, Ralph M., 1983 An economic and systems assessment of the concept of nearshore kelp farming for methane production. Most of the material was incorporated into animal feeds. The personnel estimate specified 220 individuals required for harvesting the kelp and 403 shore-based personnel for processing the raw material into the ultimate product (methane gas). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Southern California Los Angeles, 182 p. Zimmerman, R.C., and J.N. Rapid cell division in the zygote produces the embryonic sporophyte. Macrocystis is a perennial kelp with the holdfast surviving 4 to 10 years and the individual fronds 6 to 12 months. Nitrogen may at times be a limiting element in surface water and very occasionally phosphorus (Manley and North, 1984). Kelps such as laminaria, macrocystis. Then the frond size distribution pattern is determined by measuring overall lengths of a large number of randomly selected fronds from the population in situ. Females are yellow-green, gold, or brown with round or ovoid shapes. In The effects of waste disposal on kelp communities edited by W. Bascom, Long Beach, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, pp. The sporophyte has many sporangia located in its blades, which, through meiosis, releases haploid spores, which will grow into female and male gametophytes. LIFE HISTORY The survival of microscopic stages of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera during El Niño has been suggested, yet has never been tested. The principal amino acid in M. pyrifera was alanine. Wheeler, 1980b; Clendenning, 1963). Bryce, 1984 Marine biomass program, Final report. Several kelp diseases have been described (North, 1979b; Scotten, 1971). Dried kelp (probably Macrocystis pyrifera) was formerly produced by Philip R. Park Inc. and Kelp Organic Products Co. of Los Angeles. This occurs by means of small tears where the blade meets the stipe, which splits the stipe into two. water motion and nutrients are not growth-limiting). Fensom, and C.J. Estimates of some properties based on models. Long Beach, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, pp. In The biology of Giant kelp beds (Macrocystis) in California, edited by W.J. Find out how LUMITOS supports you with online marketing. Sargassam. Thesis, California State University, Fresno, 108 p. Kirkwood, P.D., 1977 Seasonal patterns in the growth of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Figure 5. Mar., 19:155-9, McPeak, H., 1975 Observations and transplantation studies at Point Loma and La Jolla. J. reported that plants in their high density plots decreased in size so that the overall frond density declined by a half during the study. Programs of artificial control of urchins were associated with reappearances of Macrocystis beds at Pt. 121-35, Wheeler, W.N., and L.M. Neushul and coworkers have undertaken breeding studies involving crosses between the three species of Macrocystis, between Macrocystis and closely related kelps such as Pelagophycus and development of clones derived from highly productive adult Macrocystis raised on their test farm at Ellwood, California (Sanbonsuga and Neushul, 1978a, 1978b; Neushul, 1981b; Neushul and Harger, 1985). Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C. Agardh, is the subject of intense breeding studies for marine biomass production and conservation of natural resources. In closing, we should mention that the Macrocystis forests in nature provide an extensive habitat for fishes and shellfish utilized by humans (North and Hubbs, 1968; Leighton, 1971). Positive identification as Macrocystis can be made when traces of the first or primary split occurs immediately at the junction of blade and stipe which eventually creates two separate blades or basal meristems (See Figure 1A). Kuwabara and North (1980) demonstrated nine elemental requirements by Macrocystis including the macronutrients nitrogen and phosphorus as well as the micronutrients copper, zinc, cobalt, manganese, iron, molybdenum and iodine. Kelp Investigations Program, Quarterly progress report, July 1 - Sept. 30. 14° - 18°C) during periods of low salinity were associated with absence of Macrocystis and that the season of low salinity at Nootka coincided with a time of low temperatures (8° - 12°C). These populations reproduce all year round and their strategy is to produce high numbers of sporophylls and ensure that most of them (over 90%) become sporogenous. Chicago Institute of Gas Technology, pp. Although frond lengths on a given plant vary, frond size distribution per plant stays within narrower limits (North, 1968), particularly for populations growing at a given depth. As, however, the lynx is rare in this area, Gubanov experimentally infected a wolf cub and 35 days later found 22 mature T. macrocystis in the intestine. Given appropriate environmental conditions favoring Macrocystis growth, canopies can be available throughout the year. G.I.P. Mar.Biol., 56:103-10, Wheeler, W.N, 1980a Pigment content and photosynthetic rate of the fronds of Macrocystis pyrifera. OF HARVESTING AND HARVESTING CYCLE, 7.3 Sources of credit Biol.Ecol., 73:125-50. The haptera penetrate deeply into the sediments, and interstices within that part of the holdfast above the bottom become filled with sand or mud. Hubbs. Growth rates fell for nitrate concentrations below 1 m g-at/1. Aggregations of encrusting animals may appear on Macrocystis blades so densely as to cause loss of buoyancy and sinking of fronds. Calif.Dep.Fish.Game, (168):5 5 p. Rosenthal, J., D.Clarke, and P.K. On the other hand, remains of old decaying Macrocystis holdfasts sometimes support numbers of young sporophytes while none occurs on the surrounding bottom. Biflagellated zoospore production begins after the sporophytes are 6 to 12 months old. Uniquely the haptera of M. angustifolia can also attach to sedimentary bottoms (See Section 2. Mar.Biol., 69:51-4, Gerard, V.A, 1984 Physiological effects of EL Nino on giant kelp in southern California. Those settling on suitable substrata produce germ tubes in a few hours. These gametophytes, after reaching the appropriate substrata, grow mitotically to eventually produce gametes. Two herbivorous fishes in California waters, Girella nigricans and Medialuna californiensis, preferentially feed on youthful kelp tissues such as the apical meristems and the blades of very young sporophytes (Harris et al., 1984). Gradients in photosynthetic capacities exist from base to tip within blades and between blades along the frond length (Arnold and Manley, 1.c. For natural kelp beds with coherent canopies, a range of biomasses of 3 to 22 kg/m² was reported by North (1971a). These … also show haplo diplontic life cycle. In most cases, kelp bed areas involved in the harvesting were not distinguished. Pneumatocysts grow after the first few blade splittings. Harvested yields varied seasonally and were highest for the period May-July for all three planting densities (Neushul and Harger, 1983). J. E x p. 9.1 Chemical and [1]The stipes arise from a holdfast and branch three or four times from near the base. [3] M. pyrifera grows to over 45 m long [3] and can do so in one growing season, making it the organism with the fastest linear growth. Plant Physiol., 63:1003-9, Scofield, W.L., 1959 History of kelp harvesting in California. for Nitrogen in blade tissues. 4. and processes. Regulations now divide the California kelp beds into two categories: open beds (available for harvest by anyone) and closed beds (restricted for harvesting by a lessee only). The senescent; mature, and youthful regions of the frond are shown but only some of the blades (from North, 1979a). J.Phycol., 16:546-9, Leighton, D.L., 1971 Grazing activities of benthic invertebrates in kelp beds. ... Recovery after exposure to reduced plex heteromorphic life cycle such as in the … Most of these symptoms can be seen within kelp beds at other times of the year as well but less frequently. The value of this Macrocystis as fodder might be enhanced by fertilizing shortly before harvesting to increase nitrogen and phosphorus contents of the tissues via (cf. Can.J.Bot., 46:777-82, Dayton, P.K., B.D. Deterioration in the basal portions of the plants occurred, probably from lack of water motion due to the enclosure. 5. A mature frond thus ultimately consists (Figure 1B) of a basal senescent, a central mature and a terminal youthful region as sections of differing ages. The optimum tissue density is different for differing kinds of plants (e.g. Summer syndrome, however, usually develops at around 20°C. The holdfast of M. pyrifera is terete with an upright axis usually conical for plants a year or more old. PROTECTION Proc. Cartoon from the Tours de Jours comic strip that formerly appeared in The Catalina Islander provided by Thelma Nowlin Long term results of growth can also be estimated in situ (measuring holdfast dimensions, counting numbers of fronds), or by removing plants from the water and weighing them (Neushul and Harger, 1983; the latter technique requires correction for added weights from extraneous factors such as entrapped water and sediment as well as encrusting organisms). of the sexual life history of Macrocystis pyrifera in La Jolla, California, is from 12 to 14 months. For grazing of small sporophytes or apical meristems, the damage inflicted may be far out of proportion to actual amounts of tissue consumed. In spite of these difficulties, they estimated that 50% of the total productivity was recovered as harvested yield. A possible future usage of Macrocystis is as alternative sources of energy in the form of gaseous or liquid fuels. Mar. These figures indicate that 172,000 t/yr would be produced per individual involved in the harvesting. North, 1984 Measuring growth, production, and yield of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Microscopic stages in the Macrocystis life cycle (i.e. Sexual reproduction is by conjugation. The NOSC study envisioned a Macrocystis farm of about 40,000 ha with an annual productivity of 946 wet metric tons per ha (Integrated Sciences, Inc., 1976). The largest plants under such circumstances may bear 40 to 60 fronds. Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Energy.(CONF-7806107-P2):99-1040. Wheeler (1978) listed values of KS=13.1 m q-at N/1, Vmax=3.05 m g-at N/wet g/h for NO3 uptake by juvenile Macrocystis and KS= 5.3 m g-at N/1, Vmax=2.38 m g-at N/wet g/h for NH4 for concentrations below 22 m g-at/1. Wheeler and North (1980) found that blade N-contents of juvenile sporophytes reached a maximal value of 3% dry weight when external nitrate concentration in a flowing water culturing system was at 13 m M. Gerard (1982b) transplanted large adult sporophytes with laminar tissues initially containing 2.2 to 3.5% dry wt. competition for light), competition for space, substratum, and possibly competition for nutrients. This study, the Marine Biomass Program, also yielded considerable information relating to Macrocystis biology, and many of the resulting publications were cited above. Laminaria. (Examples of canopy variation are shown in Figures 2 and 3 below). 323-40. ... PubMed | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record. Both sexual and vegetative reproduction are important to maintaining the Macrocystis crops available for harvest. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California Santa Cruz, 173 p. Gerard, V.A, 1982 In situ rates of nitrate uptake by giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera (L.) C. Agardh: tissue differences, environmental effects, and predictions of nitrogen-limited growth. The macroscopic sporophyte has many specialized blades growing near the holdfast. In addition to habitat, kelps supply particulate and dissolved organic matter to … Preferred temperature (Ref. Biol., 66:27-35, Gerard, V.A., 1982b In situ water motion and nutrient uptake by the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Mild water motion (1 cm s ') can prevent spore attachment and can dislodge the zygote. Kelps such as laminaria, macrocystis. ECOLOGY AND METABOLISM, 2.2 Local Enforcement is accomplished by wardens operating from patrol vessels. If a few of these survivors perish more or less randomly as time passes, canopies of the remaining plants will still prevent recruitment of juveniles. Adult sporophytes were found releasing structures that appear to be embryonic sporophytes. The life cycle of Nereocystis includes a diploid, macroscopic sporophyte stage and a haploid, microscopic gametophyte stage. The entire gametophyte in single celled females may form the deeply pig-mented ovum, or only one cell may become an ovum in multicellular females. He did not include herbivorous fishes in his studies but our field observations suggest that Macrocystis is strongly preferred by Girella and Medialuna. Fish grazing may assume importance when productivity declines as, for example, in a kelp bed under stressful conditions or where small plants colonize the sea floor after the adult Macrocystis plants were destroyed by some catastrophe. An approximately tenfold increase in sedimentary load caused burial of already settled spores and interfered with their survival. The gametophytes are microscopic. Estimates of some properties based on models. Lease rights confer only harvesting privileges and have no control over fishing or navigational activities. and S.L. J.Phycol., 14:178-82, Luning, K., and M. Neushul, 1978 Light and temperature demands for growth and reproduction of Laminarian gametophytes in southern and central California. 2.4 Nutrition and growth. Studies on OA and macroalgae have focused on calcifying species and adult stages, but critically, they have overlooked the microscopic stages of the reproductive life cycle, which, for other anthropogenic stressors, e.g., UV‐B radiation, are the most susceptible life‐history phase. The total annual harvest of kelp (primarily Macrocystis) from California waters shows considerable year to year variation resulting from interactions of both environmental, economic, and other factors (Table 1). Thus, both apical meristems in the upper parts of the water columns and newly developing fronds at the plant base receive photosynthate and nutrients from mature blades located in the central part of a long frond. Palmisano, 1974 Sea otters: their role in structuring nearshore communities. The Macrocystis life cycle (Figure 1A) consists of a dimorphic alternation of generations between a macroscopic diploid sporophyte and microscopic haploid gametophytes. The area, standing crop and yield in California have varied greatly, e.g., from a maximum of 358,425 wet tons from 13,171 ha in 1918 to a minimum of 236 T from 13,171 ha in 1931 to recent tonnages of about 100,000 to, in 1984, 47,320 T from 4,765 hectares. Vaughn, O.W., 1959 Carbohydrate metabolism in a marine brown alga Macrocystis pyrifera. Cont.Shelf Res., 2:75-80, Kain, J.M., 1982 Morphology and growth of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera in New Zealand and California. Neushul and coworkers have obtained viable crosses between all three species. Lowering of salinity in bays and estuaries may regulate Macrocystis distribution in these habitats, especially north of southern California where rainfall increases. Kremer, 1984 Episodic nutirent supply to a kelp forest ecosystem in southern California. Concurrently, frond density is estimated in situ by counting all fronds within randomly positioned quadrats of known areas. Presence of the plants probably attracts herbivorous fishes to the transplant sites and a large amount of grazing is focused on their rather small biomass. Long Beach Southern California Coastal water Research Project, pp. Figure 7. 4.3 Mortality, morbidity. Fish Bull.Calif.Dep.Fish Game, (139):223-54, North, W.J, 1971 Growth of individual fronds of the mature giant kelp. and feed additives 1968 Utilization of kelp-bed resources in Southern California. Wheeler (1980a) reported that transport rate of inorganic carbon through the boundary layer on Macrocystis blades saturated at flow velocities of 4 cm/sec. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 65 p. Wheeler, A., 1979 Uptake of methylamine (an ammonium analogue) by a marine macrophyte Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyta). Interest in kelp for animal feed additives and chemicals led to renewed harvesting activity in the late 1920's. (Phaeophyta) sporphytes. One possibility for enhancing Macrocystis productivity would involve development of a strain which would have tolerance for elevated water temperatures and could be cultivated at low latitudes where wintertime reduction in available sunlight is not as pronounced as in California. AND MANAGEMENT OF THE RESOURCE, 2. Two methods for alginate manufacture are the Le Gloahec-Herter and Green's cold processes, both described with flow charts by Chapman (1970). Mar. AIIMS 1995: Triphasic life cycle is found in (A) Chondrus (B) Laminaria (C) Polysiphonia (D) Macrocystis.. Herbivorous fishes are not usually sources of significant damage to Macrocystis populations in dense healthy kelp forests because the amounts of plant tissue consumed are small in relation to total productivity. Use of this characteristic in a harvested crop might substantially reduce the period required for canopy regeneration after cutting. Bernstein, B., 1977 Selective pressures and coevolution in a kelp canopy community in southern California. San Diego, Kelco Co., 12 p. Kimura, S., 1980 The effects of harvesting Macrocystis pyrifera on understory algae in Carmel Bay, California. South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), and also along the eastern Pacific coast in the Northern Hemisphere. The micronucleus will divide by meiosis; 3 of the 4 resulting nuclei will disintegrate as will the macronucleus. Salts are first leached from cut or slurried kelp in weak acid. North, 1980 Effect of nitrogen supply on nitrogen content and growth rate of juvenile Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyta) sporophytes. As noted above, wave exposure is reckoned as the primary environmental factor causing losses of kelp tissues and entire plants on exposed coasts (Rosenthal et al., 1974; Gerard 1976). The discrepancy arises partially from the circumstance that productivity of the wild crop in California at about 35 t/ha/yr, is much lower than that assumed in the NOSC study. The micronucleus will divide by meiosis; 3 of the 4 resulting nuclei will disintegrate as will the macronucleus. In the past, a number of other industrial products have been derived from Macrocystis in California, particularly during the period of intense utilization during World War I. Removal of competitors from 1 to 3 m of bottom provides an opportunity for a small transplant to grow to a size where it can overcome competitive effects. Bot.Mar., 27:105-9, Gerard, V.A., and J. Macrocystis pyrifera was introduced to Asiatic waters in 1978 by scientists from the People's Republic of China (Liu et al., 1984). Sot.Mar. Gerard (1982c) concluded that NO3 uptake regardless of concentration, became saturated at a water flow of 3 cm/sec. Winant, 1983 Effect of a kelp forest on coastal currents. In general, this kelp is reported to be reproductive all year round. That is, there is an optimum density of plant tissue at which biomass production and yield are maximal. 10 Jan 2007, Categories: Protista | Heterokonts | Brown algae. 6. In exposed locations, however, storms rip holdfasts loose from their attachments and such plants do not usually survive longer than 2 to 3 years. The sporophyte has many sporangia located in its blades, which, through meiosis, releases haploid spores, which will grow into female and male gametophytes. Capital and maintenance costs of harvesting vessels, docking and unloading facilities, etc., for the California industry are not public information. As noted above, depletion of nutrients in surface waters above the thermocline is probably a major factor causing canopy deterioration during summer. The female has larger and fewer cells then the male. Favorable irradiances over 2-week intervals combined with suitable bottom temperatures occurred only eight times during the 3 1/2 year interval and each recruitment was traceable to a period of favorable light and temperature as defined by Dean and Deysher's measurements. M. integrifolia is much smaller, the sporangial thalli growing only to 6 m long; it is found on intertidal rocks or shallow subtidal rocks. Thus the mean wet weight of all fronds from plants growing at depths of 10-20 m is slightly more than 1 kg, while for plants growing at 20-25 m depths, the mean wet weight is ca 1.5 kg (North, 1958). Srivastava. Macrocystis laevis 7.2 Macrocystis culturing Yields of 4.5 SCF/1bVS (0.28 liters of combustible gas per gram of volatile solids) were reported by Chenoweth et al. Berkeley, California, Western Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture Report for Agreement No. Common along the coast of the eastern Pacific Ocean, from central California to Baja California. Jackson (1977) calculated that the flux of nitrogen due to translocation in Macrocystis stipes amounted to 0.2mM/hr, while that of carbon was 2mM/hr. Charters et al. North and Zimmerman (1984) showed that fertilizing an experimental group of kelp plants resulted in substantial canopy preservation during summertime compared to an unfertilized group of control plants. Bromine, Rubidium, and Fluorine are not concentrated. Usage of Macrocystis tissues as human food is minor in North America. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Biomass Energy Systems Conference. Human exploitation of urchins as food may also act as a significant control, (Wilson and North, 1983). He developed a model wherein environmental conditions accounted for 46% of the variability in harvest. The alginate is then solubilized or induced to form a gel by soaking the kelp in a solution of sodium carbonate or other weak alkali. J. Macrocystis pyrifera is an ecologically dominant species along the temperate Northern and Southern Pacific Coast of America, showing some similarities and differences at population and community level. They typically feature a large, rootlike holdfast for attachment to the ocean floor, a stipe (primary stem) for the internal transport of organic material, and long branching stalks with blades that stay afloat by means of pneumatocysts (gas bladders). Life cycle The macroscopic sporophyte has many specialized blades growing near the holdfast. In this context, six gametophyte pairs and a sporophyte offspring of Macrocystis from South America were analyzed by flow cytometry. al., (1982) for a fertilized bed off Leucadia, California/gave a yield of 12.3 to 14.8 DAFMT/ha/yr. 8.2 Regulation. Tracer experiments with 14C and 32P. Dean and Deysher (1983) noted a substantial influence from sedimentation on sporophyte production by their gametophyte outplants to the San Onofre kelp beds (in their regression analysis, sedimentation accounted for 11% of the variance observed, temperature 25%, light 10%, nitrogen 0%). Gametophytes did not survive at dilutions greater than 3 to 1 (i.e. resources, 9.1 Chemical and The area of kelp in hectares is underscored at the head of the respective list of paired years and tonnages. The stage of the life cycle that is usually seen is the sporophyte, which is perennial and individuals persist for many years. How to use life cycle in a sentence. These gametophytes, after reaching the appropriate substrata, grow mitoticallyto eventually produce gametes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, SantaBarbara, 179 p. Wheeler, W.N, 1980 Effect of boundary Layer transport on the fixation of carbon by the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. (Threating the Holdfast), Figure 4. Gross composition of Macrocystis, combining data from Point Loma and San Clemente Island (Lindner et al. Further study revealed that frond morphology could be profoundly affected by environmental factors. 83-98. (1973) showed that attached algal spores of other species could be dislodged by strong water motion. 169-90, Cole, K., 1968 Gametophytic development and fertilization in Macrocystis integrifolia. The species has also been successfully cultured in North Atlantic waters on at least three separate occasions. Sargassam sometimes breaks off to form floating masses. J.Mar. humboldtii Bomplan. Projected yields (i.e. Later workers consequently chose holdfast morphology as a basis for species separation (Womersley, 1954). How to use life cycle in a sentence. New York, de Gruyter, pp. Cut ends of the kelp fronds are carried against a conveyor belt just behind the cutting bar. Goleta, California, Neushul Mariculture Inc., 74 p. 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