Seagrass is often confused with another commonly known marine plant, Algae.
Despite some similarities in appearance, marine algae and seagrass are actually very different from an ecological perspective. The image below will help you to understand the key differences:
Below is a summery table from Seagrass-Watch to help you re-cap on the key points:
When we are out on seagrass surveys our coordinator will show you examples of different species of seagrass and marine algae to help you to understand this lesson! Look at the image below, a type of macro algae is growing among the seagrass, we can distinguish it from the seagrass because it feels gelatinous and has no true roots, veins or stems.