MARINe Macroalgal Collection at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC MARINe-Algae)

The Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is a consortium of research groups that collect compatible data along the west coast of North America. The pressings in this collection are housed at the University of California, Santa Cruz but contributors are from various MARINe entities. The majority of these voucher specimens were collected during intertidal biodiversity surveys for identification purposes because they were challenging to identify in the field. Due to the nature of this collection, there is a possibility of mis-identified species. 

This collection began in 2001 and continues through the present. There are currently over 3,000 specimens that have been collected from Alaska to Mexico (with a notable collector being Kathy Ann Miller).

Curator: Laura Anderson,
Database Manager: Rani Gaddam,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 May 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
UCSC Long Marine Lab (Ocean Health Building)
115 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA   95060
Collection Statistics
  • 3,576 specimen records
  • 3,497 (98%) georeferenced
  • 2,113 (59%) identified to species
  • 64 families
  • 148 genera
  • 285 species
  • 290 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics