1.5 inch enamel pin of a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling swimming through sargassum weed.
Pin packaging features the sargassum weed habitat.
Sea turtle hatchlings spend a majority of their first years of life in this environment. These floating habitats are home to many other creatures, some of which hatchlings prey on. Each creature is adapted to blend in with the Sargassum weed to hide from predators.
Here are some animals that call Sargassum weed home!
- Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio)
- Sargassum nudibranch (Scyllaea pelagica)
- Plane-head filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus)
- Slender sargassum shrimp (Latreutes fucorum)
Original illustrations by Elizabeth Bonert