Fields of Gold Sargassum, April 9th.

The sargassum is a floating planktonic species of seaweed common in warm waters. It’s super thick this year and April’s bloom has been amazing.  The fresh crops are beautiful and I’m still looking for a baby seahorse. There is a smelly period but once dried out the plants prevent erosion and become one with the sand. For more info read the blog at

For the UT Marine Science Institute’s radio short about sargassum click this link. title=”science and the sea, MSI” target=”_blank”>

One response

  1. Pets & Places

    Thanks for the explanation. Helps to have a better understanding of the what and why behind this seaweed.
    The links you provided were very helpful.

    April 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

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