Sargassum Sea | ©John Meszaros
From the artist:
[Patches of floating Sargassum algae provide a haven for thousands of organisms, far more than can be captured in one illustration. Though I have tried to show a reasonable sampling.
In addition to the juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) this picture also features: a Sargassum anglerfish (Histrio his trio), a Sargassum pipefish (Syngnathus pelagic us), A Planehead filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus), a juvenile Sargassum triggerfish (Xanthichthys ringers), a Sargassum crab (Portunus sati), five Sargassum sea slugs (Scyllaea pelagic), two Sargassum shrimp, two Sargassum sea spiders, several Sargassum feather hydroids, and numerous Tube-dwelling worms (the little white coils on the leaves.]