Seaweed Identification Resources

There are over 500 species of seaweeds in coastal British Columbia. Making sense of them can seem daunting at first, but luckily there are a cornucopia of print and web resources for identification and interpretion. The items below should be a good jumping off point.

(1) Books

Bridgette Clarkston. 2015. A field guide to seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest. Harbour Publishing. Laminated folding pamphlet.
A portable and visual field guide to the most common species in our region.

Louis Dreuhl and Bridgette Clarkston. 2016. Pacific seaweeds: a guide to common seaweeds of the west coast. Harbour Publishing. 320 pp.
This is a visual and accessible guide covering the diversity identification, ecology and gastronomy of seaweeds in our region.

Paul W. Gabrielson and Sandra C. Lindstrom. 2018. Keys to the Seaweeds and Seagrasses of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Phycological ...more ↓

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