from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of green single-celled algæ, peculiar to warm climates, and much eaten by seaturtles.
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Its great analogy to several sea-plants, with adiantum leaves, especially the genus caulerpa of M. Lamoureux, of which the Fucus proliter of Forskael is one of the numerous species, engaged us to rank it provisionally among the sea-wracks, and give it the name of Fucus vitifolius.
Poison day-glo-green caulerpa algae is killing fish off the coasts of 11 countries.