Mediterranean Sea

Sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean between Europe, Africa and Asia

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The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water. Geological evidence indicates that around 5.9 million years ago, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and was partly or completely desiccated over a period of some 600,000 years, the Messinian salinity crisis, before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3 million years ago.

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(PARALIMNI, Cyprus) — A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days..
2 days ago • WorldNews
BEIRUT - On a beach in northern Lebanon, men and women swim in the Mediterranean's warm blue waters close to a sewage outlet, while children play in sand that is..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

A vast construction project is under way in the principality of Monaco that will see six hectares (15 acres) of land reclaimed from the Mediterranean on which to..
Credit: France 24 - Published 5 days ago

The World Wildlife Fund said half of the shark and ray species in the Mediterranean sea were under threat on Friday, with nearly a third already fished to the..
1 week ago • WorldNews
On June 29, the captain of Sea-Watch 3, a ship of the German sea rescue NGO Sea-Watch, decided to dock her ship with 53 migrants from various African countries..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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