Did you know that seaweed is an important part of the ocean food chain, and provides nutrients and energy for animals?
Seaweed is a good source of potassium, iodine, vitamins, and other trace elements.
Seaweed extracts are used in a variety of diet pills, skincare and pharmaceutical products.
There are about 9900 species of seaweed known, from all these around 200 are commonly used.
All seaweeds need sunlight to survive.
Storing carbon and keeping the oceans balanced and purified is a major role seaweed and algae undertake on a daily basis.
Red seaweeds get their unique colouration from the pigment phycoerythrin, which absorbs blue light and reflects red light.
The ancient Romans used seaweed to treat burns and wounds.
Today alginate is widely used in hospital dressings and food.
Seaweed can survive in many different water environments.
Some types of seaweed can grow to hundreds of feet to reach near the water's surface.
Seaweed can produce either asexually or sexually.
They are the oldest members of the plant kingdom.
Seagrasses release pollen from their flowers to pollinate other ocean plants.
Seaweeds come in different colours, green, brown and red.
You will find seaweed in toothpaste.
Kelp is one of the most efficient seaweeds when it comes to storing carbon dioxide.
Asia consumes around 2 million tonnes of seaweed every year.
Seaweeds are generally anchored to the sea bottom or other solid structures by a holdfast.
Seaweed is the best dietary source of iodine.