Sargassum

genus of brown algae

Sargassum is a genus of generally planktonic (free-floating) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. The Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea gets its name from the large amount of several species of Sargassum that grow there.

Sargassum
Sargassum weeds closeup.jpg
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Sargassum
Species

Many[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Algaebase". Retrieved 17 September 2014.