ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of Alaska's Sea Grant program has published a field guide for anyone who has wondered how to identify different kinds of seaweed.
Juneau biologists Mandy Lindeberg and Sandra Lindstrom are the authors of “Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska.”
Lindeberg says there are more than 500 seaweed species in Alaska, and about 100 of them are listed with full-color photos and descriptions in the new field guide.
The guide is the first of its kind for Alaska seaweeds, and it took Lindeberg nearly 15 years to compile.
In addition to seaweeds, the nearly 200-page, water-resistant guide features sections on seagrasses and marine lichens.