Rand and Redfield (1894) listed 125 species of marine algae from Mount Desert Island and adjacent waters. Denise van Hemert (1966) listed the distribution of 79 species of marine algae, including species lists for several locations on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, and islands in Frenchman Bay. Johnson and Skutch (1928) studied subtidal and intertidal vegetation at Otter Cliffs in the 1920s.
Rand EL and Redfield JH. 1894. Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine: A preliminary catalogue of the plants growing on Mount Desert and the adjacent islands. Cambridge University Press, John Wilson and Son. Cambridge, Massachusetts. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2178902