Port Aransas Sargassum weed

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Rose Greer

I fell in love with Sargassum weed during one of our many trips to the Texas coast and Port Aransas. I purchased a book, "Into the Sea", at the National Seashore at Malaquite beach, which took us on a journey of a female turtle and introduced my son and I to this seemingly ambiguious plant. Washing onto the shore, one would not realize that the Sargassum weed demonstrates the health of a coast but also provides habitat for the matching Sargassum fish and a resting place for turtles as they traverse the expanses of the open ocean and migrate to their nesting grounds.

Location: Port Aransas, Texas. Padre Island.


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