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Improving Understanding of Invasive Seaweeds in California's Coastal Waters: Moving Beyond Caulerpa taxifolia.

  title={Improving Understanding of Invasive Seaweeds in California's Coastal Waters: Moving Beyond Caulerpa taxifolia.},
  author={Principal Investigator and Steven N. Murray},
s Galvan, V.M. and S. N. Murray. 2004. Effects of light and temperature on photosynthetic responses of the invasive intertidal seaweed Caulacanthus ustulatus (Rhodophyta). Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences 102 (Suppl. to No. 2): p. 40 (Abstr.) Whiteside, K. E., J. R. Smith and S. N. Murray. 2007. Distribution, habitat utilization, and reproductive patterns in Caulacanthus ustulatus (Caulacanthaceae, Gigartinales), a newly estabilished seaweed on southern California shores… Expand

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