Ascophyllum nodosum

Ascophyllum nodosum is closely related to the genus Fucus, and is believed to have derived from an ancestral species that belongs to the Fucus genus. Ascophyllum is the longest lived of all fucoids (~60 yrs; Aberg, 1992) this has implications of phycologists in...

Where can you find seaweeds?

Seaweed’s come in many different shapes and sizes varying from the microscopic seaweeds that encrust rocks on the sea shore to the huge mega kelps that can be many metres long. Seaweeds need light to photosynthesise. This very important factor restricts seaweed...