Posted on 01 September 2015
The Sargasso Sea is a vital ecosystem of global importance.
The study links the ecological health of the Sargasso Sea to relevant economic sectors using existing data. This includes ecosystem services that are enjoyed directly within the Sargasso Sea.
The health of the Sargasso Sea provides a foundation for economic activities outside of the area. Species of economic interest, such as eel, billfish, whales and turtles rely on the Sargasso Sea for spawning, maturation, feeding and critical routes for migration.