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Covered in golden floating Sargassum seaweed, the Sargasso Sea is an iconic ocean ecosystem that is important nursery habitat for hatchling sea turtles and the only known breeding ground for American and European eels. First seen by Columbus on his first voyage to The Americas in 1492, the Sargasso Sea has been a place of myth and legend ever since. #HighSeasHeritage
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The Costa Rica Thermal Dome is an oceanic oasis – an extremely productive ocean area that attracts marine mammals and large ocean predators such as sharks, tunas, and dolphins to its nutrient-rich waters. It is critical feeding and breeding habitat for the endangered blue whale, and is a regular stop on the migratory route of critically endangered leatherback sea turtles.
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