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"I got some seaweed! I just couldn't kelp myself!" —New Leaf

Seaweed is a deep-sea creature found at the bottom of the ocean in New Leaf and New Horizons. It is indicated by a large, stationary circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing it.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this creature.

"Seaweed can be over three feet long. When its spores attach to rocks, they take root and grow. Seaweed is naturally brown but turns to the dark-green color we associate it with when cooked. It tends to spoil easily when picked, so various preservation methods have been developed as a necessity. Such methods of preservation are sprinkling ash and drying it out, or boiling it and adding salt."

In New Horizons

In New Horizons, upon donation to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"Let it be known that seaweed is a misnomer of the highest order! That is, it is not a noxious weed so much as it is a marine algae most beneficial to life on land and sea. Seaweed, you see, provides essential habitat and food for all manner of marine creatures. And it creates a great deal of the oxygen we land lovers love to breath too, hoo! And yet, I can't help but shudder when the slimy stuff touches my toes during a swim. Hoot! The horror!"

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Seaweed encylopedia
"I got some seaweed! I just couldn't kelp myself!"
Size 30 inches
Time All day
Season Winter-Summer


New Horizons

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
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"I got some seaweed! I just couldn't kelp myself!"
Current Active Hours All Day
Months active (north) All Year
Months active (south) All Year


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Further Information

Main article: Seaweed on WikipediaThe species of seaweed in Animal Crossing is known as wakame and is commonly used in cooking. It has a subtly sweet flavor and is most often served in soups and salads. In English, it is also known as sea mustard. It is native to cold temperate coastal areas of Japan, Korea, and China. In recent decades, it has become established in New Zealand, the United States, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Argentina, and Australia. It was nominated one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world.


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