General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which one of the following is not correct about Sargasso Sea?

a. It is characterized with anticyclonic circulation of ocean currents
b. It records the highest salinity in Atlantic Ocean
c. It is located west ofGulf Stream and east of Canary Current
d. It confined in gyre of calm and motionless water


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The calm center of the anticyclonic gyre in the North Atlantic, comprising a large eddy of surface water, the boundaries of which are demarcated by major current systems such as the Gulf Stream, Canaries Current, and North Atlantic Drift. The Sargasso Sea is a large, warm (18°C), saline, which is characterized by an abundance of floating brown seaweed (Sargassum).
 

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