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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Plantae | Division Chlorophyta | Order Fucales
Photo by Tan Bee Hong Sargassum
Family Sargassaceae
Probably the most common brown algae on rocky shores, Sargassum often cover extensive stretches.
Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Close-up of vesicles
They are easily recognised by the air-filled bladders (vesicles) which help keep the plant body afloat. They are commonly washed up on the shore, especially after storms. (Leaf 1-5cm in length).
Shore environment
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre