Biology News
How Seaweed Connects Us All - Smithsonian

More than two decades after Rachel Carson published The Edge of the Sea, another marine biologist developed a fascination with Maine's littoral dwellers. In the 1980s, an eighth-generation Mainer named Robin Hadlock Seeley began her doctoral research ...

Invasive seaweed in Gulf of Maine may threaten fish who need protection from predators, report says - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe
In a study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, researchers found that a common fish in the Gulf of Maine, called cunner, prefers to take cover in kelp native to the region rather than short, tufty seaweed that ...

Planning For Mars: South Florida Students Talk Space Botany With ... - WLRN

As part of a project to find the best edible plants to grow in space, NASA has turned to South Florida students. High school and middle schoolers participating in the Fairchild Challenge educational competition are helping select food plants ...

Porphyra: The Edible Seaweed

Moss Landing - United States

Research project by Lisa Chen on this edible seaweed, commonly known as Nori, with much information including photographs and diagrams.

Purple Laver: Porphyra umbilicalis
United Kingdom

Photograph and basic information on this species with broad fronds.

Edible Crab
United Kingdom

Several photographs of the edible or brown crab, Cancer pagurus, and its discarded exoskeleton.

The Edible Mycorrhizal Mushroom Research Group

Information on the research network Forum Fungorum and various research projects on chanterelles, matsutake and truffles. Swedish and English.


This site has a lot of information on all aspects of seaweeds and marine algal biology.

Seaweed Site

Information on many aspects of seaweeds with links to other sites connected with these algae.

XX International Seaweed Symposium
United States

Symposium to be hosted in Ensenada, Baja California Mexico, in February 2010.

Acanthophora spicifera: Spiny Seaweed
United States

Photographs and information on this alga, including its taxonomy, description, habitat, distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances, community ecology and special status.

FreakinFucus: The Alternative Seaweed Resource
United Kingdom

Offers an introduction to the wonderful and exciting world of seaweeds and related plants.

Bearded Red Seaweed: Anotrichium barbatum
United Kingdom

Photograph and basic information on this species.

The Intertidal Rocky Shore: Coralline Algae and Green Seaweed
New Zealand

Photographs of about 6 species of encrusting varieties of red algae and about 10 of green seaweeds that grow around the coasts of New Zealand.