|The red streaks in the water are patches of the dinoflagellate Gynodinium.|
|For more information on dinoflagellates|
go to www.keweenawalgae.mtu.edu/
After our aerial flights we go out to the beaches to identify the algae species seen from the air. As expected, we found the northern part of the Bay (north of Conimicut) loaded with the green algae Ulva species (sea lettuce). Conimicut and many areas south to Narragansett beach have a wide variety of red, green and brown algae.