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How does sea lettuce protect itself?

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November 23, 2014 1:10PM

Sea lettuce is an edible group of green algae. It may be tropical originally, but now is found worldwide. It is a food source for many different sea animals as well as humans in fishing villages in Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, China and Japan. It has no more protection than a land lettuce. It grows very quickly and can have very long leaves when it is in a sheltered area. When it dies, it releases hydrogen sulfide as it decomposes.