Sea Dragon in the Sargasso Sea

Jun 04 2013

Sea Dragon and the Pangaea crew have been having a wonderful time in Bermuda! They arrived in Hamilton after a 6-day transit from Key West on on May 18th. Since the arrival, Pangaea has joined forces with the Greenrock’s Bermuda Alliance for the Sargasso Sea project, or BASS. See the flyer here.

Together, we will head out on two Sargasso Sea expeditions, a 3-day and a 5-day exploration trip. The trips will be supported by two weeks of shore-based laboratory, public awareness, and education activities, concluding with a one-day “summit” to chart the path toward a Sargasso Sea conservation strategy.


Focusing on the Sargassum community, plankton, mid-water fauna including fishes and squids, and seabirds, scientific teams of 12 made up of Bermuda and visiting scientists, student interns, teachers, decision-makers, advocacy groups and film makers, will record, collect, photograph and preserve some of the most iconic Sargasso Sea biodiversity including their genomes.

Check it on YouTube (via the Royal Gazette): BASS and Sea Dragon in the Sargasso Sea

Catch up with us in Bermuda!

June 7th Public Summit at Bermuda College
9:30am – 12:30pm | Small Lecture Hall, Bermuda College
June 7th 5 Gyres at BAMZ
‘Meet and Greet’ Cocktail Reception | 7pm – 7:30pm | AZU Beastro, BAMZ
Public Lecture | 7:30pm | Education Auditorium, BAMZ
Email bookings.bzs@gov.bm to reserve space. Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited.
June 8th World Oceans Day
FREE Open Day aboard Sea Dragon
10am – 4pm | Number 1 Dock, Hamilton

See what our partners at Algalita have to say about whats going on in the Gyres.