Invasive SpeciesDead man's fingers

Codium fragile
FOUND by NickerKa
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Chris
Peer reviewed by Katie
Field Notes
I was on a Marine Biology field trip at the time, and I was crawling around the intertidal zone when I found this.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I believe this is Codium fragile because it is growing on a rock in the intertidal zone, it is the correct color, it is tubular, and it is dichotomously branched.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Codium fragile
Common name:
Dead man's fingers
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.561362 °
W -70.218902 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Kettle Cove
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-05-21 08:30
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Time of low tide: 
Mon, 2012-05-21 06:16


Hi Nickerka,

I noticed that your data point is way out to sea. If you share the correct coordinates here, one of the Vital Signs team can update it.

Thanks for looking!! And keep enjoying beautiful sunsets!


Sniffly! I found the correct coordinates! Can you assist on how to update my information? The coordinates are:

Thanks for that website!


Hi Sniffly,

I do know that my data point is out to sea. This is because I do not yet own a GPS device to get an exact reading, so I had to estimate when putting in the coordinates.

Thanks for noticing though! As soon as I get a GPS I may be able to fix it :)

- Katie

Katie, No need for a GPS! Use this fun website:

I was just about to say that :)