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The '''Sargasso Sea''' ({{IPAc-en|s|ɑr|ˈ|g|æ|s|oʊ}}) is a region of the [[Atlantic Ocean]] bounded by four [[ocean current|currents]] forming an [[ocean gyre]].<ref name="Stow">{{cite book|author1=Stow, Dorrik A.V.|title=Encyclopedia of the Oceans|date=2004|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=978-0198606871|page=90|url=https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0198606877|access-date=27 June 2017}}</ref> Unlike all other regions called [[sea]]s, it has no land boundaries.<ref>{{cite web|author1=NGS Staff|title=Sea|url=https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/sea/|website=nationalgeographic.org|publisher=National Geographic Society|access-date=27 June 2017|date=27 September 2011|quote=...a sea is a division of the ocean that is enclosed or partly enclosed by land...}}</ref><ref>{{cite book|author=Karleskint, George|year=2009|title=Introduction to Marine Biology|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=0JkKOFIj5pgC&pg=PA47|page=47|location=Boston|publisher=Cengage Learning|isbn=978-0495561972|access-date=7 January 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|date=25 March 2014|title=What's the Difference between an Ocean and a Sea?|work=Ocean Facts|via=OceanService.NOAA.gov|url=http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oceanorsea.html|access-date=7 January 2017|location=Silver Spring MD|publisher=National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)}}</ref> It is distinguished from other parts of the Atlantic Ocean by its characteristic brown ''[[Sargassum]]'' seaweed and often calm blue water.<ref name=Stow/>
The '''Sargasso Sea''' ({{IPAc-en|s|ɑr|ˈ|g|æ|s|oʊ}}) is a region of the [[Atlantic Ocean]] bounded by four [[ocean current|currents]] forming an [[ocean gyre]].<ref name="Stow">{{cite book|author1=Stow, Dorrik A.V.|title=Encyclopedia of the Oceans|date=2004|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=978-0198606871|page=90|url=https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0198606877|access-date=27 June 2017}}</ref> Unlike all other regions called [[sea]]s, it has no land boundaries.<ref>{{cite web|author1=NGS Staff|title=Sea|url=https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/sea/|website=nationalgeographic.org|publisher=National Geographic Society|access-date=27 June 2017|date=27 September 2011|quote=...a sea is a division of the ocean that is enclosed or partly enclosed by land...}}</ref><ref>{{cite book|author=Karleskint, George|year=2009|title=Introduction to Marine Biology|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=0JkKOFIj5pgC&pg=PA47|page=47|location=Boston|publisher=Cengage Learning|isbn=978-0495561972|access-date=7 January 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|date=25 March 2014|title=What's the Difference between an Ocean and a Sea?|work=Ocean Facts|via=OceanService.NOAA.gov|url=http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oceanorsea.html|access-date=7 January 2017|location=Silver Spring MD|publisher=National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)}}</ref> It is distinguished from other parts of the Atlantic Ocean by its characteristic brown ''[[Sargassum]]'' seaweed and often calm blue water.<ref name=Stow/>


The sea is bounded on the west by the [[Gulf Stream]], on the north by the [[North Atlantic Current]], on the east by the [[Canary Current]], and on the south by the [[North Equatorial Current|North Atlantic Equatorial Current]], the four together forming a counter-clockwise circulating system of ocean currents termed the [[North Atlantic Gyre]]. It lies between 20° and 35° north and 40° and 70° west and is approximately {{convert|1100|km}} wide by {{convert|3200|km}} long. [[Bermuda]] is near the western fringes of the sea.
The sea is bounded on the west by the [[Gulf Stream]], on the north by the [[North Atlantic Current]], on the east by the [[Canary Current]], and on the south by the [[North Equatorial Current|North Atlantic Equatorial Current]], the four together forming a clockwise-circulating system of ocean currents termed the [[North Atlantic Gyre]]. It lies between 20° and 35° north and 40° and 70° west and is approximately {{convert|1100|km}} wide by {{convert|3200|km}} long. [[Bermuda]] is near the western fringes of the sea.


All of the currents deposit the marine plants and refuse which they are carrying into this sea, yet the ocean water in the Sargasso Sea is distinctive for its deep blue color and exceptional clarity, with underwater visibility of up to 61&nbsp;m (200&nbsp;ft).<ref>{{cite encyclopedia|title=Sargasso Sea|encyclopedia=World Book|volume=15|publisher=[[Field Enterprises Educational Corp.]]|series=1958}}</ref> It is also a body of water that has captured the public imagination, and so is seen in a wide variety of literary and artistic works and in popular culture.<ref name=heller>{{Cite book|last=Heller|first=Ruth|title=A Sea Within a Sea: Secrets of the Sargasso|year=2000|publisher=Price Stern Sloan|isbn=978-0448424170|url=https://archive.org/details/seawithinseasecr00hell}}</ref>
All of the currents deposit the marine plants and refuse which they are carrying into this sea, yet the ocean water in the Sargasso Sea is distinctive for its deep blue color and exceptional clarity, with underwater visibility of up to 61&nbsp;m (200&nbsp;ft).<ref>{{cite encyclopedia|title=Sargasso Sea|encyclopedia=World Book|volume=15|publisher=[[Field Enterprises Educational Corp.]]|series=1958}}</ref> It is also a body of water that has captured the public imagination, and so is seen in a wide variety of literary and artistic works and in popular culture.<ref name=heller>{{Cite book|last=Heller|first=Ruth|title=A Sea Within a Sea: Secrets of the Sargasso|year=2000|publisher=Price Stern Sloan|isbn=978-0448424170|url=https://archive.org/details/seawithinseasecr00hell}}</ref>
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