Posts Tagged "green"


Halimeda


Posted By on Apr 13, 2008

Halimeda is a tropical green seaweed. This species tends to inhabit the clear, warm waters of tropical areas. There are 30 species worldwid. Within these pages we’ll look at some of the interesting features of Halimeda, where it comes from? What is it? What effects it has on the surrounding environment? How does it combat predators? and more. What is it? Halimeda is a calcareous green algae of siphonous construction forming a...

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Seaweed photosynthesis


Posted By on Apr 12, 2008

Photosynthesis is defined as the mechanism by all chlorophyll containing (autotrophic) plants that convert sunlight into chemical energy. Virtually all the energy available for consumers of plant material originates from the sun through the process of photosynthesis. The chemistry of photosynthesis is more obvious in the form of chemical equations. The generalised equation for phtosynthesis is: Where CH2O indicates a generalised...

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Seaweeds can be split into three main types. In no particular order, they are simply, red, green and brown. These three types are all found on the seashores of Northern Europe as well as throughout the world. I have much interest in the brown seaweed’s, these include the bladder wracks that I’m sure everyone who lives in temperate climes has seen on a trip to the beach. Brown Algae (Phaeophyceae) The brown algae...

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