04. April 2007 · Press release

More Laminaria images

Photos of the press release "Alga of the Year": Kelp Laminaria nominated "Alga of the year 2007"

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During low water, the Oar Weed may be emersed (Laminaria digitata), like here, on the shores of Helgoland. Individual algae may grow to four metres in length. Clearly visible on the photograph is the finger-like blade after which it is named. The base of the blade is wedge-shaped, which distinguishes it from Laminaria hyperborea with its heart-shaped base of the blade. Photo: Annekatrin Enge, Biological Institute Helgoland of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute
Laminaria hyperborea with some other brown seaweeds on the coast of Brittany . The blade can grow up to four metres in length and is divided into finger-like straps, and is heart-shaped at the base. Shade-loving understorey algae grow on its stipes. Foto: Andreas Wagner, Alfred-Wegener-Institute
The Oar Weed (Laminaria digitata) uses a root-like structure (holdfast) for attachment to the seafloor. Many plants and animals live in this habitat Photo: Annekatrin Enge, Biological Institute Helgoland of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute