Object Class: Weed/Kelp


Acronym: WEDKLP (P,A)

Code: 158

Set Attribute_A: CATWED; NOBJNM; OBJNAM;

Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;

Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;

Definition:

Seaweed is the general name for marine plants of the Algae class which grow in long narrow ribbons. (International Maritime Dictionary, 2nd Ed.)

Kelp is one of an order (laminariales) of usually large, blade-shaped or vine-like brown algae. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 2611)

References:

INT 1: IJ 13.1, 13.2;

M-4: 428.2;

Remarks:

Kelp is often an indication of the presence of submerged rocks. (IHO Chart Specifications M-4)

Distinction: seabed area; vegetation;