Sargasso Sea

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Sar·gas·so Sea

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.
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Sargasso Sea

(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
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Sar•gas′so Sea′

(sɑrˈgæs oʊ)
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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Eels are born in the Sargasso Sea; a large, warm and weed-covered area of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas.
"Shutting Up the Subaltern: Silences, Stereotypes, and the Double-Entendre in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea." Callaloo 22.4 (1999): 1071-90.
Mariachristina Natalia Bertoli's examination of Wide Sargasso Sea draws out "otherness" in all of its many forms.
We need a coordinated European effort to make sure that more eels can return to the Sargasso Sea to spawn," she explained.
13), and continues through a dinner party with Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and Robert Brown to wind up with his own travels on the Sargasso Sea. Once he sets sail with the foundations of evolutionary thought, he cruises on to discussing ecosystem dynamics through the lenses of fossils and fossil hunters.
Once mature, they will return to the Sargasso Sea in the Western Atlantic to breed and spawn.
(1989), "Breaking the Master Narrative: Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea," Breaking the Code: Women's Experimental Fiction, Friedman, Ellen G.
She did not resurface until 1966 with the publication of novel Wide Sargasso Sea, winning numerous awards.
DECLINING eel numbers could be partly due to the weather changes and varying ocean currents according to the results of research by the University of London using a computer model together with analysis of wind driven Atlantic currents over the past 45 years Much of the eel's life is still a mystery; but the baby eels, called elvers, are born in the Sargasso Sea and take two years to migrate from there to enter European rivers.
In contrast, after maturing for 10 to as many as 25 years in freshwater, ripe adult eels will migrate back to their birthplace in the Sargasso Sea to spawn.
Pianizza S (2009) Double Complexity in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea. Genoa: Quaderni di Palazzo Serra, 17.