Seaweed. Tell me about seaweed.
It appears they are marine macro algae, plant-like organisms that usually live attached to rock or other hard places in coastal areas. (Between a rock and a hard place
But its beauty is just the start. Amid the flotsam and jetsam on our beaches lies a rich abundance of brown, green and red seaweeds that can be put to good culinary and cosmetic use.
Poking around a bit I found this great guide: Ten to look out for are here https://www.countrylife.co.uk/nature/a-simple-guide-to-british-seaweed-how-to-spot-it-how-to-cook-it-159632
If you are thinking about cooking with seaweed beware says Fergus the Forager on his very useful website:
Seaweeds are known to take up heavy metals, radionucleotides and various other pollutants. Therefore do not harvest from areas close to places like Sellafield and or areas of heavy industry.