Papery Sea Bubble

Papery Sea Bubble (Colpomenia)

Papery Sea Bubble


Select clean, pale, younger plants.


Can be sun dried if not eaten right away.


  • Wash plant well before use.
  • Chop up fresh plants to add in salads.
  • Can be cooked in stir-fry, soup, or stew.
  • Dry plants into crisped and crumbled flakes for food flavoring.
  • (Novaczek, 2001)

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Papery Sea Bubble

Papery sea bubble is found in shallow areas and tide pools on exposed shores and fringe reefs. The plant is globular in shape, hollow, and golden or yellow-brown in color (Novaczek, 2001).

Traditional Names
  • Palauan – char