ball red seaweed
Dense balls of this seaweed is sometimes seen on some of our Southern
shores, growing on coral rubble.
Features: Dense bushy balls about
6-8cm in diameter made up of very short cylindrical blades that branch
thickly with tapering tips. Colours often blue or bluish, sometimes
green. Usually in small clumps, but sometimes covering a larger area
of about 20cm.
Human uses: Some species
are fed to livestock, eaten by people, used as fertiliser and believed
to have medicinal properties.
Pulau Hantu, Aug 04
Sentosa, Oct 03
Labrador, Apr 05
*Seaweed species are
difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
ball red seaweeds on Singapore shores
Pulau Salu, Jun 10
Pulau Salu, Aug 10
Pulau Senang, Aug 10
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