Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus)

Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus)

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) seaweed on the shore. As a good source of iodine this seaweed was used in the nineteenth century to treat goitre. Goitre is a swelling of the thyroid gland caused by iodine deficiency. Photographed in Devon, UK.

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