handpainted seaweed pattern, drawing from species of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Seaweed (macroalgae) plays a vital role in ocean ecology. They provide a haven from the strong offshore currents for fish and marine mammals, provide a food source for many aquatic fauna, pump oxygen into the water column, and sequester significant quantities of carbon. The human practices of trawling (dragging nets along the ocean floor) and beach enrichment (moving sand from the ocean floor up onto the shoreline) are two of the greatest threats to our seaweed forests.
Please be conscious of where your fishes and beaches come from <3 Our oceans need our attention and care more than ever.