Strandline - secrets of the seashore
Sea weeds are the oceans equivalent of the field and forests on land. Seaweeds are very important as they provide food, shelter and oxygen. They cling to rocks with their root-like holdfast and sway back and forth with the waves.
The dead remains of sea weeds that we find on the strandline are often young plants or pieces of seaweed torn free during a storm. You may be surprised to know that some seaweeds grow very tall as they reach up to the sunlit surface. Some, like the bootlace and can reach 8 metres.