Online algae resources
Australian Algal Name Index
A database of the taxonomy (both accepted names and their synonyms), nomenclature and distribution of the Australian marine macro and micro algae and freshwater algae.
Diatoms, unicellular green or brown algae, are either planktonic or live attached to rock, sand, mud, plants or animals. This inventory includes more than 900 diatom species from inshore and offshore waters around Australia, as well as estuarine and other brackish-water habitats.
Dinoflagellates are minute, predominantly unicellular organisms, mostly exhibiting a characteristic ‘whirling’ motion in water. This list includes 536 free-living species and infraspecific taxa known from coastal and oceanic waters around Australia.