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.

A juvenile swimming crab sits on a bed of sargassum seaweed. Juvenile plane-head filefishBrown grass shrimp on a floating piece of seaweed.