I witnessed this feeding behavior five years ago when one of our guides hooked a perm off the beach feeding in a giant mat of Sargassum
What Lies Above is a film that tells the story of a unique change in the feeding behavior of permit along the Yucatan Peninsula. An increase in the amount of a floating seaweed called Sargassum being driven into the coastline is wreaking havoc with tourism and the environment as it piles up and rots. However, it also brings with it a crab that dwells within it, a crab that lives in this floating mass, a crab that the permit in Xcalak, Mexico, has learned to hunt as a regular food source. Join Chase Looney and guide Raul Sanchez on the hunt for permit on the surface in this extraordinary town.