Algae and Phycology

Why is red algae group sepatately from brown and green algae?

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December 22, 2009 1:25AM

Red Algae

- grows 1 to 3 ft tall.

- live in warm salt water.

- contain HIGH amounts of calcium

Brown Algae

-3-350 ft tall

- "carageenan"--- labeled in ice cream & soda pop.

Green Algae

- less than 1 ft tall

- grow in fresh water

- some can move