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Red Algae Collection

"Exploring the Vibrant World of Red Algae: From Dulse to Irish Moss" Dive into the mesmerizing realm as we venture into different corners of the world

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Dulse (Palmaria palmata) English Channel, off the coast of Sark, Channel Islands, July

Dulse (Palmaria palmata) English Channel, off the coast of Sark, Channel Islands, July

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Seaweeds including Thongweed / Sea thong (Himanthalia elongata), Tangleweed kelp

Seaweeds including Thongweed / Sea thong (Himanthalia elongata), Tangleweed kelp (Laminaria digitata), Toothed wrack (Fucus serratus) and Dulse (Palmaria palmata)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) juveniles, swimming amongst Red pom-pom seaweeds (Ceramium sp)

Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) juveniles, swimming amongst Red pom-pom seaweeds (Ceramium sp)
Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) juveniles, swimming amongst Red pom-pom seaweeds (Ceramium sp.) and Spaghetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata), Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Blue lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii) drifting through a seaweed forest with Red pom-pom

Blue lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii) drifting through a seaweed forest with Red pom-pom seaweed (Ceramium sp.) and Spaghetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata), Island of Coll

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Red algae seaweed species

Red algae seaweed species
6337762 Red algae seaweed species by Stanghi (19th century); (add.info.: Red algae species Halopteris scoparia 1, Ceramium casuarinae 2, and Ceramium pedicellatum 3)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Split level shot of kelp and other seaweeds partly exposed at low tide

Split level shot of kelp and other seaweeds partly exposed at low tide, with coniferous forest in the background. Seen in this photograph are the following

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Red algae (Microcladia coulteri) from Bradys beach, Vancouver, Canada, April

Red algae (Microcladia coulteri) from Bradys beach, Vancouver, Canada, April. Preserved specimen

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) English Channel, off the coast of Sark, Channel Islands

Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) English Channel, off the coast of Sark, Channel Islands, July

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Harpoon weed (Asparagopsis armata) attached to rope, Channel Islands, UK

Harpoon weed (Asparagopsis armata) attached to rope, Channel Islands, UK

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Chondrus crispus

Chondrus crispus
Cyanotype photograph by Anna Atkins, one of the first natural history photographers. From British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1853. Date: 1853

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Amphiroa orbignyana, coralline red algae

Amphiroa orbignyana, coralline red algae
Amphiroa algae specimen collected by Charles Darwin, held in Sir William Hookers private collection of preserved plant and algal specimens, Herbarium Hookeranium

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Dulse seaweed (Rhodymenia palmata)

Dulse seaweed (Rhodymenia palmata). Also known as dillisk and creathnach, dulse grows along northern coasts of the Atlantic ocean. It is used throughout its range as a food

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Illustration shows red algae. Florideae. - Rotalgen, 1 print : color photomechanical

Illustration shows red algae. Florideae. - Rotalgen, 1 print : color photomechanical; sheet 36 x 26 cm. 1904. Ernst Haeckel 1834 a 1919 German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician

Background imageRed Algae Collection: False Irish Moss (Mastocarpus stellatus) in underwater habitat, Pondfield Cove, Isle of Purbeck

False Irish Moss (Mastocarpus stellatus) in underwater habitat, Pondfield Cove, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, July

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Beta-carbonic anhydrase molecule F006 / 9286

Beta-carbonic anhydrase molecule F006 / 9286
Beta-carbonic anhydrase, molecular model. This enzyme is from the red algae Porphyridium purpureum. It catalyses the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Seaweed farming, Indonesia

Seaweed farming, Indonesia. Women processing harvested seaweed (red algae) at a small village in Takalar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. This seaweed will be used to make agar agar

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Seaweed farming, Bali

Seaweed farming, Bali. Farmer working on his seaweed (red algae) farm off the coast of Kutuh, Bali, Indonesia. This seaweed will be used to make agar agar

Background imageRed Algae Collection: LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8486

LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8486
Plumaria algae. Light micrograph of part of the finely branched thallus of the red algae Plumaria elegans (family: Florideophycidae)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8488

LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8488
Plumaria algae. Light micrograph of part of the finely branched thallus of the red algae Plumaria elegans (family: Florideophycidae)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8487

LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C014 / 8487
Plumaria algae. Light micrograph of part of the finely branched thallus of the red algae Plumaria elegans (family: Florideophycidae)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Carrageen moss (Chondus cripus) C016 / 6062

Carrageen moss (Chondus cripus) C016 / 6062
Carrageen moss (Chondus cripus). Specimen from Algae Danmonienses: or dried specimens of Marine Plants, principally collected in Devonshire by Mary Wyatt; carefully named according to Dr

Background imageRed Algae Collection: LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C013 / 5279

LM of the red algae, Plumaria elegans C013 / 5279
Plumaria algae. False color light micrograph of part of the finely branched thallus of the red algae Plumaria elegans (family: Florideophycidae)

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Dumontia contorta, seaweed

Dumontia contorta, seaweed

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Scinaia forcellata, seaweed

Scinaia forcellata, seaweed
Cut out of specimen of marine alga or seaweed collected by Holmes in Enoura, Japan. Specimen is held in the Crypt. Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Iridaea edulis, seaweed

Iridaea edulis, seaweed
Plate 78 from Algae Danmonienses : or dried specimens of Marine Plants, principally collected in Devonshire by Mary Wyatt. 1834-1840

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Rhodomenia reniformis, seaweed

Rhodomenia reniformis, seaweed
Plate 19 from Algae Danmonienses : or dried specimens of Marine Plants, principally collected in Devonshire by Mary Wyatt. 1834-1840

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Thodomenia lacineata, seaweed

Thodomenia lacineata, seaweed
Plate 17 from Algae Danmonienses: or dried specimens of Marine Plants, principally collected in Devonshire by Mary Wyatt 1834-1840

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Chondus cripus, carrageen moss

Chondus cripus, carrageen moss
Illustration from Algae Danmonienses: or dried specimens of Marine Plants, principally collected in Devonshire by Mary Wyatt; carefully named according to Dr. Hookers British Flora

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Rhodophyta, Coralline algae

Rhodophyta, Coralline algae
This specimen was collected by Charles Darwin in 1836 from Keeling Atoll, Indian Ocean

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Red algae, Komodo, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Red algae, Komodo, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageRed Algae Collection: Red algae farming

Red algae farming. Industrial facility for growing red algae (phylum Rhodophyta). Many forms of red algae are a traditional part of European and Asian cuisine


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"Exploring the Vibrant World of Red Algae: From Dulse to Irish Moss" Dive into the mesmerizing realm as we venture into different corners of the world. In July, off the coast of Sark in the English Channel, witness the enchanting beauty of Dulse (Palmaria palmata) swaying gracefully beneath the waves. Alongside it, Thongweed and Tangleweed kelp (Himanthalia elongata) create a captivating underwater tapestry. Moving further north to Scotland's Inner Hebrides, immerse yourself in a sea forest teeming with life. Juvenile Pollack find refuge amidst Red pom-pom seaweeds (Ceramium sp. ) and Spaghetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata), while a majestic Blue lion's mane jellyfish drifts through this vibrant ecosystem. Discover an array species that thrive in these marine habitats. Marvel at Amphiroa orbignyana, coralline red algae that add splashes of color to rocky surfaces. Witness Microcladia coulteri from Bradys beach in Vancouver, Canada during April when they paint coastal waters crimson. The English Channel reveals another treasure – Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus). This versatile red alga has been used for centuries due to its culinary and medicinal properties. Its presence is a testament to nature's bounty. Intriguingly named Harpoon weed (Asparagopsis armata) clings tenaciously to ropes near Channel Islands in the UK. These resilient plants remind us how life finds ways even in challenging environments. To capture their allure on paper, Elizabeth Twining skillfully portrays these botanical wonders through her delicate watercolors. Her artistry brings forth their intricate details and evokes admiration for their natural elegance and can not just ordinary seaweeds; they are living works of art that embellish our oceans.