Posts Tagged "Ascophyllum nodosum"

Ascophyllum nodosum

Posted By on Apr 13, 2008

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 studying the ecology and lifecycle of Ascophyllum nodosum due to large timescale differences with respect to recruitment and successional cycles. Ascophyllum nodosum is a...

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Where can you find seaweeds?

Posted By on Apr 12, 2008

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 to an area called the photic zone. This is the maximum depth that light can penetrate to in the sea. Any deeper and then the available light is insufficient for...

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