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Sargassum Plant
Sargassum is either brown in color or dark green.  In huge masses, it is a free-floating plant found in pelagic waters.  Air bladders, also refered to as air pockets, are especially important for this plant for it to stay afloat in the ocean.  The Sargassum plant is home to many animals and provides food for other animals, such as the Mola mola, who are too large to seek shelter from the plant.
Look closely, a sly predator waits in the sargassum weed
 
 
 
Animals
  • The Sargassum fish blends in with the weed, so that predators cannot see the fish, and the fish's prey cannot see the fish.
  • Other animals find safty in the Sargassum weed, like seahorses who blend in with that surrounding perfectly.
  • Even animals that are not camouflaged to match the sargassum weed can hide in it. Sea Turtles and small fish can hide behind it so that they cannot be seen
  • Animals such as sea turtles do not live in the sargassum weed, they just stop there for safety, rest, and maybe an easy meal

 

 

 

 

To the right: the sargassum fish 

Below: A Seahorse blending in to its surroundings

By Meag and Katrina

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