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

Seaweed is a benthic creature found at the bottom of the ocean. It is indicated by a large, stationary circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing it.

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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."

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


Further Information

Main article: Seaweed on Wikipedia

The 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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