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Sargassum
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Scientific classification
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Order:
Fucales
Family:
Sargassaceae
Genus:
Sargassum
Species

Many

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.

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