By Aoife Cahill

A Guide to Irish Seaweeds

Seaweeds have high value both ecologically and economically. Which ones can be found in Ireland? What are Seaweeds? The word ‘seaweed’ is a collective term for macroscopic marine algae that belongs to three groups: Rhodophyta (red seaweed), Chlorophyta (green seaweed) and Phaeophyta (brown seaweed), which live on seashores and in shallow seas throughout the world.  Seaweeds have a high value both […]

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