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MarineBotanyoftheKenyaCoastMARINEBOTANYOFTHEKENYACOAST1.AFirstListofKenyaMarineAlgaeByWM.EDWYNISAACUniversityCollege,NairobiPage75INTRODUCTIONAlthoughtherearescatteredrecordsofKenyamarinealgaeintheliteraturethereisonlyonepreviouspaperknowntotheauthorwhichisspecificallyonKenyaMarineAlgae.ThispaperwaspublishedbyGerloffin1960andapartfromrecordingLyngbyamajusculaandcitingpreviousrecordsofCyanophyta,itdealswithacollec-tionofChlorophyceaeonly(Gerloff,1960).ThelistofspeciesfromtheEastAfricanHerbarium,mostlycollectedbyGreenwayandRawlins,andidentifiedbyGerloffisgiveninanappendix.AtpresentGerloff'slistispublishedwithoutcomment.ItisintendedthatthefollowinglistofKenyamarinealgaewillbefollowedbypapersdealingmorefullywiththespeciesandtheirdistributionaswellaswithadditionalspecies.Theplantslistedbelowwereallcollectedbytheauthorandheisresponsiblefortheidentificationsunlessotherwisestated.Onlyaminimumofreferencestoliteratureisincludedinthispaper.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSIwishtothanktheRockefellerFoundationwhose...