Posts Tagged "kelp"


Algal community structure


Posted By on Apr 12, 2008

Compared to the higher plants, algae may appear simple. But their community structure represents just as much a challenge for marine biologists as our terrestrial counterparts! Algal communities are very complex as they are exposed to a variety of regularly changing cycles, the most predominant being the cycle of the tides and the penetrate of light. The different forms of algae (as described in seaweed shapes) manifest into several...

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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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