An interactive guide to the large brown seaweeds of New Zealand.
Seaweeds or marine macroalgae occur around the world and are found from the high shore to depths of around 200 m in some places. They are the marine equivalent of land plants and they vary in size from small filament-like species to huge kelps. Large brown algae are common and obvious on most parts of New Zealand’s coastline.
Now you can identify the most commonly encountered species in the field with Beautiful Browns, a fully illustrated interactive pdf with high-quality images of the seaweeds in life. Just click on an image in the species index and you will be taken to a species page packed with information, beautiful images, and icons to simplify identification. New species are added as they are available, so divers, please send us your images to be considered for up and coming versions!