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Sargasso Sea




Sargasso Sea
An oval area of the North Atlantic, of special interest as the spawning ground of American eels, many of whose offspring drift across the Atlantic to form the European eel population. Bounded in the east by the Canaries Current, in the south by the North Equatorial Current, and in the north and west by the Gulf Stream, it contains large masses of Sargassum weed.


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