You want some beach time chilling?
Not at the Sargasso Sea, buddy. Believe it or not, this strange sea doesn’t have a shore or a coastline. The Creator of the Universe must’ve decided to make something totally random at some point.
Like, it just exists. It’s simply there, somewhere in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Land is miles and miles away. And it sounds eerie AF.
Now, I’ll give you a little geographical information about this mysterious little child of nature. On the west is the Gulf Stream. The North Atlantic Current is on the north. The Canary Current lies on the east. North Atlantic Equatorial Current rests on the south.
Oh, and the Bermuda Triangle is pretty close by. Oooooh.
Which might be the reason for the scary stories about ships vanishing in these waters in the early 1900s, discovered later with missing crew. Even rescue missions failed, leading to press coverage about the incidents. Skeletons were found onboard as well.
Bottom line, there were too many cases of missing and abandoned vessels to be ignored. But turns out, it was the winds of the horse latitudes that left the ships stranded. So, this fact busts the famous legends effectively. Moving on.
The sea is named after a seaweed called Sargassum. It floats freely on the surface in massive quantities, making it the perfect habitat for marine life. It is food for millions of creatures. I mean, even baby turtles go there, traveling through the Gulf Stream, to stay safe from predators. How cool is that?
It is also home to a great variety of marine life such as crab, shrimp, and many kinds of fish, and the migration destination of sharks, whales and eels.
Every other sea in the world is defined at least in part by land boundaries, but the Sargasso Sea is unique because it is defined only by ocean currents. High currents lures anything drifting nearby to the heart of this sea, where it ends up tangled in the gigantic bulk of seaweed.
And because of the lack of solid support, the sea can rotate itself and shift positions depending on the surrounding weather. The sea is also bizarrely warm, a stark contrast to the freezing North Atlantic.
So, yeah! It’s quite the miracle creation, this sea. I’ll venture into it when I’ve lost all hope in humanity. Maybe I'll even live to share my adventure. Till then, I’ll just keep floating like Sargassum.