Mats of free-floating sargassum, a common seaweed found in the Sargasso Sea, provide shelter and habitat to many animals. Image credit: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
The Sargasso Sea is a vast patch of ocean named for a genus of free-floating seaweed called Sargassum. While there are many different types of algae found floating in the ocean all around world, the Sargasso Sea is unique in that it harbors species of sargassum that are 'holopelagi' - this means that the algae not only freely floats around the ocean, but it reproduces vegetatively on the high seas. Other seaweeds reproduce and begin life on the floor of the ocean.
Sargassum provides a home to an amazing variety of marine species. Turtles use sargassum mats as nurseries where hatchlings have food and shelter. Sargassum also provides essential habitat for shrimp, crab, fish, and other marine species that have adapted specifically to this floating algae. The Sargasso Sea is a spawning site for threatened and endangered eels, as well as white marlin, porbeagle shark, and dolphinfish. Humpback whales annually migrate through the Sargasso Sea. Commercial fish, such as tuna, and birds also migrate through the Sargasso Sea and depend on it for food.
While all other seas in the world are defined at least in part by land boundaries, the Sargasso Sea is defined only by ocean currents. It lies within the Northern Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. The Gulf Stream establishes the Sargasso Sea's western boundary, while the Sea is further defined to the north by the North Atlantic Current, to the east by the Canary Current, and to the south by the North Atlantic Equatorial Current. Since this area is defined by boundary currents, its borders are dynamic, correlating roughly with the Azores High Pressure Center for any particular season.How to eat vagina? How to brush a dog's teeth How to get sharpie out of clothes? How to make a rug How old do you have to be to get tattoo Dating app tricks to see who is seeing who How to calculate circumference? How to diagnose crohn's disease How to stretch triceps? How magic tricks are done How to get your immunization records online How to unblock someone on instagram? Tips on how to find stones of gifts on klondike the search for father what does demonetized mean what does it mean to exercise an option what does class d mean on driver's license what does lapis lazuli do How to put music on instagram story How to deal texas holdem Internet tips when the wifi is working slow what does materialistic mean what episode does meredith get attacked what does revere mean How many tricks can an animal learn How to 2 step what does matcha tea taste like At what age can dogs learn tricks what channels are on sling tv How to paint a sunflower what does vibration mean How to do simple magic tricks with cards what does subscribe mean How long to cook steak tips in oven at 425 How to set up zoom meeting What does pool tips mean How to lose 10 pounds what does gvw mean what does argan oil do for hair Tricks on how to be the tenth caller on 94.9 the bull How to hyperlink in word? what does fs Mind tricks to understanding what you study How to dry out a pimple? How to lower blood sugar fast? How does isagenix work business how to make money tricks scam How to cut a tomato How to get free covid tests from government How to cook beef stew tips on the stove How to make my hair thicker? How to flush sinuses How to defrost shrimp? what does aerial mean How to delete a video on tiktok How long does it take to get tips on postmates what does a semi colon tattoo mean what does heat do for muscles How long to renew passport? what does a fertilized egg look like what does attract mean T's an illusion, michael. tricks are what whores do for money Tips on how to get over a breakup What kind of beef do you use for beef tips How to tape and mud drywall What were the types of cigars with tips back in the 1970's in the united states pininterest What's the hairstyle for men where you dye your tips How to deposit cash at atm How to tie a tie half windsor? How to know if you are pregnant? what does asd stand for what meats are not processed what does nuclear deterrent mean How to bake a potato in an air fryer? what does it mean to squirt How to plant elephant ear bulbs what does joy mean what does shangri la mean How to do a factory reset on iphone? How long to grill pork tenderloin? How to use balloon tie tool How to flush your eye what are vertices in math what does blyat mean How much do canadian tips for restaurant How to deep clean carpet How to mla cite How to fold fitted sheets what does default mean How to repost on instagram what does stfu mean in text Why does tips reduce sodium retention what time are the patriots playing today what do high thyroid levels mean what does 1112 mean How to start a conversation on tinder? what does eve mean Kendama tricks how to How to become a monk Tips how to pass a drug test what do green eyes mean what does do stand for in medical terms How to do tricks on a drone How to cook chinese boneless pork tips Tips on how to stop night sweats How long does it take birth control to work How to add volume to hair what does correspondence mean what are people from belgium called How to break in a baseball glove? How to get espn How to encrypt a pdf what does mia mean in spanish How to lower calcium levels How to drill a hole in glass? What size flies for smallmouth bass 7 tips what does mt mean How to split tips by hours calculator How to get a bigger butt fast? How to protect tips of valentino