Latest Sargassum Stories
Over one thousand miles wide and three thousand miles long, the Sargasso Sea occupies almost two thirds of the North Atlantic Ocean. Within the sea, circling ocean currents accumulate mats of Sargassum seaweed that shelter a surprising variety of fishes, snails, crabs, and other small animals.
Seaweed has been eaten for thousands of years by people all over the world, and it can be considered a tasty and healthy food item.
After a three-year rehabilitation in Portugal, a juvenile endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nicknamed Johnny Vasco de Gama was returned to familiar waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
Preserving an intact population of weed-eating fish may be vital to saving the worldâ€™s coral reefs from being engulfed by weed as human and climate impacts grow.
By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A SPECIES of Japanese seaweed which threatens the health of our seas has been discovered off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
Queen's University Belfast is appealing for help from the public in looking at ways to detect and stop the spread of marine aliens.
Sargassum seaweed, famous in nautical lore for entangling ships in its dense floating vegetation, has been detected from space for the first time thanks to an instrument aboard ESAâ€™s environmental satellite, Envisat. The ability to monitor Sargassum globally will allow researchers to understand better the primary productivity of the ocean and better predict climate change.
The Sargassumfish, Histrio histrio, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found close to the surface amongst floating sargassum weed in all subtropical oceans. Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Sargassumfish has numerous fleshy weed-like dermal appendages which allow it to blend in with the floating sargassum weed in which it is usually found. It is a deep-bodied shapeless species, with long and thickened pectoral and pelvic fins which serve as limbs allowing the fish to 'walk'...
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