sea meadow

sea meadow

[′sē ‚med·ō]
(ecology)
(oceanography)
Any of the upper layers of the open ocean that have such an abundance of phytoplankton that they provide food for marine organisms.
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Food writer Paul Bocuse said in his first book 30 years ago that the finest lamb was from the sea meadows on the French coastline of the English Channel.