17 Dec 2011

October beach: wave torn laminaria

These drifts of seaweed were almost a metre deep, almost entirely made up of Laminaria digitata. One of ANHORB's pics of Runswick Laminaria made it into a marine biology textbook in the USA.

1 comment:

Cliff Thornton said...

Nice photo with the old alum workings of Kettleness in the background. In the late 1700s kelp was harvested for the alum works. The seaweed was dried and then burnt and the resulting ash was used in the chemical process of making the alum.