Pelagic Sargassum as Essential Fisheries Habitat in the Northern Gulf of Mexico:
Utilization by Important Fisheries Species


When Sargassum becomes entrained in a frontal zone, it is termed a "windrow". These can extend for several miles.

In general, frontal zone are boundaries where two water masses converge; called "convergence zones", "blue water rips".

"barren" frontal zone

often a difference in salinity, temperature and/or clarity

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