They are primary producers at the root of many aquatic food chains, and an important component of biodiversity
They are objects of great beauty in their own right and, unfortunately usually overlooked.
They are very sensitive indicators of environmental conditions, and a study of their variety in water can reveal much about water quality
Understanding the role of algae in aquatic systems requires that we can distinguish their species, which can be a daunting undertaking initially. We at Algalweb aim to help you identify algae and appreciate their beauty and importance.