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
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