Tubular Green Weed (Enteromorpha)
Pick threads and shake well in clean seawater or fresh water to remove trapped small animals and dirt. Be mindful if picking from polluted water.
Wrap plants in taro leaf and keep in a bowl of water. Plants can be dried in plastic bag and kept refrigerated. For longer storage, plants can be frozen or sun dried.
Tubular green weed is a growing weed found floating in isolated clumps or covering large bottom areas attached to small stones, shells, and other sea plants. Plants grow best in bays close to rivers and also in polluted waters. Plants can be soft, slender or tubular, simple or branched, and pale green to green in color (Novaczek, 2001).