Sargasso Sea


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Sar·gas·so Sea

 (sär-găs′ō)
A part of the northern Atlantic Ocean between the West Indies and the Azores. The relatively calm sea is noted for the abundance of gulfweed floating on its surface.

Sargasso Sea

n
(Placename) a calm area of the N Atlantic, between the Caribbean and the Azores, where there is an abundance of floating seaweed of the genus Sargassum

Sar•gas′so Sea′

(sɑrˈgæs oʊ)
n.
a relatively calm area of water in the N Atlantic, NE of the West Indies: central part covered with sargassum.
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Noun1.Sargasso Sea - a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweedSargasso Sea - a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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Adult silver eels will return to the Sargasso Sea as their final life stage to spawn and much of our enforcement work protects this phase.
For those attuned to a Caribbean literary tradition and to women's writing in particular, the echoes of Paule Marshall's Daughters, Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey and even Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea will most certainly be heard in Mordecai's book.
These instances of violence may look anecdotal in the novels from which they are extracted, namely Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Pineau's The Drifting of Spirits, Chamoiseau's Texaco, and Cliff's Abeng.
Originally it had been thought the eels only made the journey to the Sargasso Sea off the coast of the Bahamas once in their lifetime to spawn before they died.
In a report released in August, UNESCO and the International Union for Conservation of Nature recommended five ocean biodiversity hotspots worthy of recognition: the Costa Rica Thermal Dome in the Pacific Ocean; the White Shark Cafe, the only known gathering point for white sharks in the Pacific Ocean; the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean; the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, with its 60-meter high carbonate monoliths (also in the Atlantic); and the Atlantis Bank, a sunken fossil island in the subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean.
The novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), is a prequel to which classic novel first published in 1847?
They start life as a little egg in the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda and make an epic 4,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean to end up in canals and rivers across Europe and North Africa.
It usually lives in the Sargasso Sea, a three million square kilometre body of water in the north Atlantic to the east of the USA.
The eels, the article claimed, "are believed to spawn in the Sargasso Sea and drift on currents to Maine, where they make their way to fresh water.
In Jean Rhys' 1966 novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, the characters Antoinette Cosway and Christophine use magic to fight back against a colonizing force.
American eel larvae were first discovered in the early 1900s in the Sargasso Sea (the world's only sea with no coastline; it swirls within the North Atlantic Gyre).
The idea of taking a character from a nineteenth-century literary work and reinterpreting him or her in a twentieth--or twenty-first-century text has gained popularity lately, to mention only Wide Sargasso Sea.