• Kingdom: Plantae & Chromista
  • Norwegian: marine planter


Marine flora is found in shallow waters, where light may reach down to entertain photosynthesis. Marine plants come in many shapes and sizes. All photos on this website is taken while scuba diving in Norwegian waters. So for obvious reasons, only plants visible to the human eye are presented here.

It is virtually impossible to visit the seaside without finding marine plants. Scuba divers are often welcomed back towards the surface by vivid colors.


The taxonomy of marine plants is under constant revision. In the end it boils down to four groups of plants that you are likely to encounter on a jurney along the coast of Norway:

The term seaweed lacks a formal definition. On this website I often use the terms algae and seaweeds interchangeably.