The Sargasso Sea

The Sargasso Sea

The Sargasso Sea never reaches land, and is the only sea on Earth without a coastline. It stretches more than one thousand miles wide and 3,000 miles long, occupying nearly two thirds of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The Sargasso Sea occupies almost two thirds of the North Atlantic Ocean. (0:05)

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    Animals communities in the Sargasso Sea are less diverse today than the were in the 1970s. (1:01)

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    The animals in the Sargasso Sea provide essential food for long-distance migrating animals, like sea turtles and bluefin tuna. (2:22)

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