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10 curiosities about the Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the main tourist areas in the world, every year millions of tourists enjoy its climate and visit its coasts, known for its magnificent beaches and pleasant temperatures.
This sea is considered one of the main seas in the world, both for its size and for the key role it played in the development of many civilizations, both western and eastern, that passed through the history of mankind through this mass. of water, such as the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans or the Persians, among many others.
1. A sea in an extreme situation
The Mediterranean Sea is separated from the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, about 14 km separate Africa from the Iberian Peninsula. But more than 6 million years ago the Mediterranean basin was not in this way.
The Mediterranean Sea can be considered a descendant of the Tethys Sea, the first sea that appeared about 250 million years ago, before the appearance of the Indian Ocean.
The most difficult period for the Mediterranean was 6 million years ago, the lands, which later formed the Strait of Gibraltar, were closed by the collision of the tectonic plates, the African plate and the Eurasian plate, and isolated the Mediterranean Sea. This sea evaporated to form a deep and dry basin, there was not enough with the arrival of water from the Mediterranean rivers, and that is how the Mediterranean basin dried up and was left with a series of small and hypersaline basins. This period is known today as the Messinian crisis, which came to an end 5.33 million years ago with the definitive opening of the Strait of Gibraltar.
The strait sank again and the Mediterranean Sea was reborn with a massive cascade from the Atlantic Ocean, which further eroded the Strait of Gibraltar, deepening it and causing one of the most massive floods in the geological history of the planet. It is believed that the Mediterranean was completely refilled in just two years.
2. A sea with many names
As this sea has played a key role in the development and history of various civilizations, it has a great diversity of names. The ancient Romans called it "Mare nostrum", which means "our sea" in Latin.
For some Egyptians he was "the Great Green"; In Arabic it is called "middle sea" ("al-Baḥr al-Mutawāsiṭ"), and the Turks call it "white sea" ("Ak Deniz"). In Greek it is called «Mesogeios Thalassa», which means «sea between the lands»
Finally, the name of the Mediterranean Sea also comes from the Latin "Mar Medi Terraneum" and means, as in Greek, "sea in the middle of the lands".
3. Bathe 21 countries
The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea, that is, it is located between Europe, Asia and Africa. Its waters bathe the coasts of 21 countries, 69 rivers flow into this sea and it has several important ports of great activity.
This large body of water is an important climate modifier, as it retains heat. In fact, there is a type of climate that has its name: the Mediterranean Climate. This climate can be found, in addition to the entire Mediterranean basin, between 30º and 45º latitude of the Equator, parts of the extreme south of Africa, western Australia, Chile, California and Oregon.
4. A salty sea
The Mediterranean basin is considered a semi-closed basin because its only connection to the ocean is the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Europe from Africa, where the narrowest point is 14.4 kilometers. This strait was also the only source of renewal and replenishment of water in a natural way, along with the rains and the rivers.
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea with strong salinity, which at a depth of 5 meters is 3.8%. This high salinity is due to the fact that it loses three times more water through evaporation compared to the fresh water it receives from the 69 rivers that flow into it.
There is currently another connection to a neighboring sea, the Red Sea, through the man-made Suez Canal, which is of enormous importance for Europe's oil supply and for world trade in general, as it allows maritime communication between Europe and Asia without having to continually circle Africa. On the other hand, this channel has played a very important role with invasive species, since most of the species introduced into the Mediterranean come from the Red Sea.
5. Represents 1% of the surface of the oceans
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the largest in the world, with approximately 2,500,000 km2, a maximum length of 3,900 km, a total of 46,000 km of coastline and a maximum width of 1,600 km in the most remote parts. With all this, it represents only 1% of the total oceanic surface of the planet.
6. Maximum depth of more than 5,000 meters
It has an average depth of 1.5 km, specifically 1,430 m, but the deepest coastline is in the Matapan Trench, in the Ionian Sea and near Greece, with a depth of 5,121 m. The great ocean plains are between 2,500 and 3,000 m.
7. Sea formed by other seas
The Mediterranean Sea is so big that we can divide it into other smaller seas.
In total there are 13 minor seas that make up the Mediterranean Sea: The Alboran Sea, between Spain and Morocco, the Mar Menor to the south-east of Spain, the Nador lagoon to the north of Morocco, the Balearic Sea between the coast of the peninsula. Iberia and Sardinia, the Ligurian Sea between Corsica and Liguria, the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, the Cretan Sea between the island of Crete and the Cyclades Islands, the Sea of Libya between the gulfs of Sidra and Gabés, the Sea of Silícia between Turkey and Cyprus and the Levantine Sea.
8. A very fertile sea
Even occupying less than 1% of the planet's oceanic surface, the Mediterranean Sea is one of the seas with the most marine biodiversity on the planet, ranking fourth on the list, below the Australian, Japanese and Chinese waters, with more than 17,000 described marine species and a wide range of ecosystems.
It has areas of high concentration of species with ecological importance, such as the Strait of Gibraltar or the Alboran Sea.
It is believed that more than 2 billion birds of 150 different species make their migrations each year along this sea.
As its waters also come from the Atlantic, biodiversity is made up of many of the species of this ocean. There are some 10,000 animal species cataloged, of which 12 are cetaceans - dolphins, whales - including Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus).
But we also find endemic species, that is, they are only found in the Mediterranean Sea, due to the fact that it is warmer and saltier than the Atlantic; such as the Posidónia (Posidonia oceanica), a plant that forms the main habitats of many fish and anemones, or the old marine, a seal that only lives here (Monachus monachus) and is the only pinniped in the area.
9. Nº1 of invasive species
Even with its great diversity, approximately 4% of the species that inhabit this sea are invasive species; A total of 637 invasive species have been listed, of which more than 200 are mollusks and 106 are crustaceans.
These more than 600 species make a big difference with the second most invasive body of water on the list, the European area of the Atlantic Ocean, which has about 245 invasive species. Scientists believe that the vast majority of these species come from the Red Sea, which entered the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.
10. A threatened sea
10. A threatened sea
Fishing has been and is an economically and historically important activity for the inhabitants of the Mediterranean basin, but new technologies and the demand for food have made overfishing a problem in many parts of the sea.
According to the European Environment Agency (European Enviroment Agency), more than 65% of the species populations in the region are outside safe biological limits; many local fisheries disappear due to a shortage of prey. The Mediterranean is, according to the FAO SOFIA 2018 report, the most overexploited sea in the world together with the Black Sea, and 62.2% of its fishing stock is in an unsustainable situation.
Climate change is increasing the surface temperatures of the waters, at a very accelerated rate in particular in the Mediterranean, at the same time that it increases its evaporation and consequently its salinity, which affects all the organisms that inhabit this sea.
On the other hand, the invasive species mentioned above are also a threat, since they compete directly with indigenous species and cause changes and imbalances in the food web. Climate change also favors the arrival of invasive species, natural from waters historically warmer than those of the Mediterranean.
There is also heavy pollution in many coastal areas, caused in part by runoff and the dumping of industrial chemicals, the Mediterranean is considered the most polluted for having the highest levels of hydrocarbons and pollutants in the world.
Finally, the great demand for tourism also causes problems with the massive construction of the coasts or the great pollution caused by cruise ships, among others.
Even so, the main problem in the Mediterranean is the degradation of its habitats, caused by multiple human activities in nearby populations; The disappearance of the Posidonia oceanica meadows, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, causes serious problems for natural ecosystems, since many species are left without habitat where they can shelter from currents, where to reproduce, or feed themselves and most do not find how to adapt to these changes. in: https://anellides.com/es/blog/10-curiosidades-sobre-el-mar-mediterraneo/
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