Tangle

Tangle

Algae Laminaria hyperborea The tangle is the largest kelp species in Iceland. It can grow up to five meters in length and up to 20 years old. It has a long leafless stem and a large blade at the end of the stem that divides into many parts. The stalk is big and strong...
Sugar kelp

Sugar kelp

Algae Laminaria saccharina The sugar kelp is one of the big kelps that are the “trees” in the kelp forests. It has a short stem but one long unfolded blade that resembles a belt. Another common name is therefore sea belt. It can grow up to 5 meters long, but the...
Bladder wrack

Bladder wrack

Algae Fucus vesiculosus Benthic algae are characteristic on stony and rocky shores where there is not too much surf. However, if the substrate is fine, or the wave action to high, the algae will not be able to attach to the bottom. However, the species differ in how...
Brown slime

Brown slime

Projects Ectocarpus siliculosus Brown slime is a filamentous algae and each strand is just one cell in width. It grows on a solid surface, often on other algae. The threads are very narrow which makes it slimy. We therefore call it brown slime as it really does not...
Sea sorrel

Sea sorrel

Algae Desmarestia aculeata The sea sorrel is a filamentous and branched alga that resembles dirty long hair. However, if one looks carefully, one can see that this is brown algae and its leaves have become a kind of thorns. The sea sorrel attaches to rocks or boulders...

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