A World Adrift: Life in the Sargassum Slideshow

Smithsonian Marine Science Network Postdoctoral Fellow, Seabird McKeon, returns from the Smithsonian field site in Belize. Together with Dan Barshis of Stanford University, Seabird reports on the seemingly invisible inhabitants of drifting sargassum seaweeds. As with many parts of the ocean, a ball of sargassum is more than meets the eye. Check out his blog post to learn about the world adrift:

The shrimp Latreutes fucorum is perfectly colored to hide on the leaf-like blades of the sargassum. That could be why they are popular members of the seaweed community. Dive in to see more creatures hidden in this drifting habitat.