Tag Archives: sargassum

Sargassum fish in seaweed outside Atmosphere Resort

While unloading tanks after yesterday’s last dive, this weird-looking fish was found by our dive support, nearly washed up on the rocks outside Atmosphere Resorts. They scooped it into a saltwater-filled cooler and called me over to identify it. It turns out that it was a Sargassum fish! A Sargassum fish is actually a kind of frogfish, found in tropical and subtropical seas. They spend their entire lives associated with floating sea grass beds – mostly sargassum algae, a type of brown seaweed. They can even be found floating on or inside of random objects like tin cans. They are camouflaged to …

Read More