Falkland Islands marine forests: discovering biodiversity in the South Atlantic

Seaweeds are a vital natural resource in the Falkland Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the southwest Atlantic. The entire coastline of this remote archipelago, which includes nearly 800 separate islands, is fringed by ‘marine forests’ consisting of an extraordinary array of different seaweed species. These seaweed-dominated ecosystems are vital for the functioning of the … Continue reading Falkland Islands marine forests: discovering biodiversity in the South Atlantic

Isle of Wight: monitoring seaweed with drones

On Monday the 23rd of April, we ventured out to the Isle of Wight. Also known as “Dinosaur Island”, it is famous for its dinosaur fossils and beautiful coasts. It is less known, however, for the rich seaweed communities which surround the island. Many people may grumble, turn around and leave once they find out … Continue reading Isle of Wight: monitoring seaweed with drones

Seaweed survey of the Outer Hebrides

The executive summary from a report for the Crown Estate detailing the results of a survey of the Outer Hebrides conducted in July/Augst 2012 by Juliet Brodie and Jo Wilbraham. Executive Summary A shore survey of the red (Rhodophyta), brown (Phaeophyceae) and green (Chlorophyta) seaweeds undertaken between the 30th July and 7th August 2012 at 19 … Continue reading Seaweed survey of the Outer Hebrides