Comprehensive Oilgae Report

A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels. More ››

Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field. It uses innumerable data and information from a wide variety of expert sources and market studies, and distills these inputs and data into intelligence and a roadmap that you can use. More ››

Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based Carbon Capture

A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs and Businesses Who Wish to get a Basic Understanding of the Business Opportunities and Industry Dynamics of the Algae-based CO2. More ››


Comprehensive Report on Attractive Algae Product Opportunities

This is for entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to get a basic understanding of the algae fuel business and industrThe report provides an overview of the wide range of non-fuel applications of algae – both current and future prospects. It will provide entrepreneurs with an idea of how to derive more benefits from their algal energy ventures. The report provides detailed case studies, success stories and factoids of companies that have been involved in the algae products venture. More ››

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. More ››

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor, published by the Bioplastics Guide, is a unique guiding framework for businesses and entrepreneurs to chart a way forward provides a critical analysis of the status, opportunities & trends of the global bioplastics sector. More ››

Algae - Food and Feed

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Algae-Useful Substances

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Algae for Pollution Control

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Where do Algae Grow? - Algae Growth Environments


Algae are some of the most robust organisms on earth, able to grow in a wide range of conditions.

Algae are usually found in damp places or bodies of water and thus are common in terrestrial as well as aquatic environments. However, terrestrial algae are usually rather inconspicuous and far more common in moist, tropical regions than dry ones, because algae lack vascular tissues and other adaptions to live on land

As mentioned above, algea grow in almost every habitat in every part of the world. The following are examples of non-marine habitats.

  • Animals: Reported substrates include turtles, snails, rotifers, worms, crustacean, alligators, three-toed sloths, aquatic ferns, freshwater sponges and some other animals.
  • Aquatic plants: Algae grow on and inside water plants (including other algae)
  • Artificial substrates: Wooden posts and fences, cans and bottles etc. all provide algal habitats.
  • Billabongs & lagoons: Rich microalgal habitats, particularly for desmids.
  • Bogs, marshes & swamps
  • Farm Dams
  • Hot springs
  • Lakes
  • Mud and sand
  • Ponds (ephemeral), puddles, roadside ditches and rock pools
  • Reservoirs
  • Rivers
  • Rock (internal & surface)
  • Saline Lagoons
  • Saline Lakes & Marshes
  • Salt marshes and salt lakes
  • Sewage (see Oilgae blog directory for articles on companies focused on sewage as a growth medium)
  • Snow
  • Soil
  • Streams
  • Terrestrial plants - tree trunks, branches, shady sides of trees, damp walls, surface of and inside leaves.

In fact, the habitats of algae are so numerous that a more justified title for this page would be “Where Don’t Algae Grow” instead of “Where Do Algae Grow?” 

See also:

  • Oilgae blog article - Diatoms under Millions of Years of Ice – hmm…Trying to figure out how the Arctic would have been millions of years ago, scientists dig up ice, and they find – algae! Hmm…these chaps happen to be in the most unlikeliest of places, don’t they!

Other Related Sections

Blue Green Algae, Red Algae, Green Algae, Marine Algae, String Algae, Pond Algae, Pond Algae Control, Algae Control

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