Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.

Big changes in the Sargasso Sea

Over one thousand miles wide and three thousand miles long, the Sargasso Sea occupies almost two thirds of the North Atlantic Ocean. Within the sea, circling ocean currents accumulate mats of Sargassum seaweed that shelter ...

Eel expedition 2014 has arrived in The Sargasso Sea

The research vessel Dana is currently in the Sargasso Sea on an intensive research expedition to the European eel's spawning grounds subsequently following the eel larvae's drift back to Europe. The Sargasso Sea is a large ...

Scientists prove oceanographic influences on eel recruitment

Smoked, fried or boiled - the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) has always been a popular fish in Europe. Even though people have consumed it for millennia, the origin of the eel has long been shrouded in mystery. While the ...

Ocean advocates push for Bermuda marine reserve (Update)

Officials from the Pew Charitable Trusts and one of famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau's grandsons were in Bermuda on Thursday calling for the creation of the Atlantic's biggest marine reserve.

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