Coast of Maine (image) University of Maine Share Print E-Mail Caption Scattered dark patches of Porphyra umbilicalis in the upper intertidal zone of Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point, Maine, on a calm, sunny day that exposed this ubiquitous North Atlantic red alga to high light and drying stresses. The genome project just completed helps to explain how the alga can survive the intense visible and UV light and desiccation to only a few percent of its water content when immersed by seawater at high tide. Credit Photo courtesy of Susan Brawley Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.