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 Post subject: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:15 pm 
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I found this and thought y'all might be interested.

http://www.marlinmag.com/article.jsp?ID=17095


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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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Neat, Good read Thanks for posting!
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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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Thanks for the info. Good to have some knowledge sometimes...


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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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Yakke-T and I went down to the beach a couple of weeks ago when there was quite a bit of it on shore, and she showed me something - we would grab a big chunk of it and take to the waters edge and shake it out - lots of interesting things live in that stuff, including sargassum crabs, sargassum shrimp and the most interesting for me, sargassum fish - which look a lot like a lion fish. We found a container and were able to bring some of it back to her facility, some of the shrimp and crabs are still doing pretty well.

The fish are fascinating looking -


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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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Yakke-T and I went down to the beach a couple of weeks ago when there was quite a bit of it on shore, and she showed me something - we would grab a big chunk of it and take to the waters edge and shake it out - lots of interesting things live in that stuff, including sargassum crabs, sargassum shrimp and the most interesting for me, sargassum fish - which look a lot like a lion fish. We found a container and were able to bring some of it back to her facility, some of the shrimp and crabs are still doing pretty well.

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Another thing about the Sargassum fish is that they are basically tame. My wife and I came across some on Dauphin Island a few years ago that were fairly large - about the size of my hand. We were in the water with them and could pet and handle them without them swimming away at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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we would grab a big chunk of it and take to the waters edge and shake it out - lots of interesting things live in that stuff, including sargassum crabs, sargassum shrimp and the most interesting for me, sargassum fish

I have seen both redfish and sheepies plucking a meal from the floating mats before


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Cool article Jim. Thanks.


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Interesting read for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Where Does Our Sargassum Seaweed Come From?
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Seahorses that live in that stuff too, they're tiny and hard to spot.


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