Sargassum Studysargassum weed

The objective of the study was to Investigate how juvenile sport fishes use both floating Sargassum and oceanic convergence zones as habitat.

Study conducted with Dr. Bruce Comyns, Department of Coastal Sciences

Sargassum Study
Convergent zone near the equator. Photos taken from Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-46), Aug. 1992. Source: NASA

Mat of Sargassum sampled in 2000.
Mat of Sargassum sampled in 2000.

WHY? Need for regulation/protection?

Species Collected in Association with SargassumSpecies Collected in Association with Sargassum

 

Species Collected in Association with Sargassum

juvenile sailfish

 

 

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