Where young sea turtles grew up was a scientific mystery until tracking technology learnt them floating on rugs of seaweed in the Sargasso Sea. The new knowledge could help governments protect the species before it disappears.
The Sargasso Sea, a patch of the North Atlantic due east of the southeastern U.S. coast, has been cemented in literature and pop culture as a place of whodunit, often combined with the Bermuda Triangle and eerily deserted sends. In his classic novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne described it as a” freezing, placid, immovable ocean…a excellent field, a close carpet of seaweed, fucus, and humid berries, so thick and so compact that the stanch of a vessel could hardly tear its acces through it .”( Likewise, Donald Duck formerly tried to start a seaweed raise there .)
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