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  Mediterranean Sea - MSN Encarta
Mediterranean Sea, inland sea of Europe, Asia, and Africa, linked to the Atlantic Ocean at its western end by the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Mediterranean is a remnant of the vast ancient sea called Tethys, which was squeezed almost shut in the Oligocene Epoch, 30 million years ago, when the crustal plates carrying Africa and Eurasia collided (see Plate Tectonics).
Major rivers entering the Mediterranean are the Ebro, Rhône, Po, and Nile.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558007/Mediterranean_Sea.html   (358 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Countries of Europe and Africa
East of the canal, the border is a straight line between the brown vegetated lands of Israel and the brighter yellowish sands of the northern desert of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Slightly east-northeast of the border are the pale blue waters of the Dead Sea.
Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar photographed by NASA.
www.globe-images.net /mediterranean.htm   (1989 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - The Mediterranean Sea
They were however well familiar with the Mediterranean Sea that formed the western border of the land of Israel.
It was called variously "the sea" (Joshua 16:8), the "Western Sea" (Deuteronomy 11:24), or the "Sea of the Philistines" (Exodus 23:31).
The Mediterranean Sea is an "inland ocean," extending from Gibraltar in the west to Israel in the east.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/mediter.htm   (234 words)

  
  Mediterranean Sea - MSN Encarta
Mediterranean Sea, inland sea of Europe, Asia, and Africa, linked to the Atlantic Ocean at its western end by the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Mediterranean is a remnant of the vast ancient sea called Tethys, which was squeezed almost shut in a tectonic episode of the Oligocene Epoch, 30 million years ago, when the crustal plates carrying Africa and Eurasia collided.
However, it is generally thought that the Mediterranean evaporated gradually, and that a dramatic increase in sea level caused it to refill relatively quickly.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558007/Mediterranean_Sea.html   (466 words)

  
  Mediterranean Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar on the west and to the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea, by the Dardanelles and the Bosporus respectively, on the east.
Cyprus, Crete, Euboea, Rhodes, Lesbos, Chios, Kefalonia and Corfu in the eastern Mediterranean
As a result of the drying of the sea during the Messinian Salinity Crisis, the marine biota of the Mediterranean are derived primarily from the Atlantic Ocean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mediterranean_Sea   (1255 words)

  
 MEDITERRANEAN SEA - LoveToKnow Article on MEDITERRANEAN SEA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mediterranean is all that remains of a great ocean which at an early geological epoch, before the formation of the Atlantic, encircled half the globe along a line of latitude.
The Mediterranean region, as a geographical unit, includes all this area; the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmora are within its submerged portion, and the climate of the~whnl~ is controlled by the oceanic influences of the Mediterr~uean Sea.
The prevailing winds in this region, which the sea traverses longitudinally, are westerly, but the sea itself causes the formation of bands of low barometric pressure during the winter season, within which cyclonic disturbances frequently develop, while in summer the region comes under the influence of the polar margin of the tropical high pressure belt.
53.1911encyclopedia.org /M/ME/MEDITERRANEAN_SEA.htm   (3126 words)

  
 Seas of Turkey - All About Turkey
Sea of Marmara (Marmara Denizi in Turkish) is an inland sea within the Marmara region connecting to the Black Sea with the Bosphorus Strait in the northeast, and to the Aegean with the Dardanelles Strait in the southwest.
Mediterranean Sea (Akdeniz in Turkish) is surrounded by Asia to the east, Europe to the north and Africa to the south.
Biggest islands in the Mediterranean are; Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, Lesbos, Chios, Corfu in the eastern Mediterranean; Sardegna, Corsica, Sicily, Malta in the central Mediterranean; Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca in the western Mediterranean.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sea.htm   (1129 words)

  
 The Mediterranean Sea and The Gulf of Lyon
The Gulf of Lyon is a large bay in the Western Mediterranean on the coast of the Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence, reaching from the border with Spain in the south to Toulon in the west.
The Mediterranean was also the medium by which the Occitan and Catalan languages were spread from the Languedoc and Catalonia (including the Roussillon) respectively.
The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Red Sea by the Suez Canal in the south-east and to the Atlantic Ocean by two different waterways.
languedoc-france.info /0716_mediterranean.htm   (1639 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean is almost tideless, and is saltier and warmer than the Atlantic, with a constant deep-water temperature of 12°C/54°F; shallows from Sicily to Cape Bon in Africa divide it into an east and a west basin, which reach depths of 3,400 m/11,155 ft and 4,200 m/13,780 ft respectively.
At the 12th meeting of the Barcelona Convention in 2001, the Mediterranean states committed to implement fully all the necessary restrictive measures to eliminate pollution at sea from land-based sources in the Mediterranean, and to reduce the emissions of persistent organic pollutants (POP) by 50% by 2005.
The sea is also a major oil transportation route and up to 1 million tons of crude oil are discharged annually from accidental spills, illegal bunkering, and tank cleaning practices.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Mediterranean+Sea   (848 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mediterranean Sea
Cyprus, Crete, Euboea and Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean
The geology of the Mediterranean is complex, involving the break-up and then collision of the African and Eurasian plates and the Messinian Salinity Crisis.
The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m and the deepest recorded point is 5,150 m (in the Ionian Sea).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Mediterranean_Sea   (1181 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Gurupedia
The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2.5 million km².
The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar on the west and to the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea, by the Dardanelles and the
Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, with the Thracian Sea in its north, the Mirtoon Sea between the Cyclades and the Peloponnesos, the Sea of Crete north of Crete, and the Sea of Marmara between the Aegean and Black Seas.
www.gurupedia.com /m/me/mediterranean_sea.htm   (355 words)

  
 OLYMPOS YACHTING :: YACHT CHARTER MEDITERRANEAN SEA - YACHT CHARTERS BODRUM MARMARiS FETHiYE ANTALYA
Mediterranean Star 02 Olympos to Fethiye to Olympos 8 days / 7 n
Mediterranean Sea 05 Antalya to Kas to Antalya 8 days / 7 nights
Mediterranean Sea 06 Kemer to Kekova to Kemer 8 days / 7 nights
www.olymposyachting.com /us   (584 words)

  
 WWF - Mediterranean Sea - A Global Ecoregion
The rivers that feed the Mediterranean provide only about one-third of the amount of water that it loses through evaporation.
The Mediterranean Sea has significant endemism and is biologically distinctive from the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.
Additionally, intense development, sand excavation, urbanisation, and the release of untreated sewage into the sea is a major public health issue, as increased numbers of microorganisms have led to an increase in several diseases.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/mediterranean_sea.cfm   (392 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Encyclopedia.com
Mediterranean Sea [Lat.,=in the midst of lands], the world's largest inland sea, c.965,000 sq mi (2,499,350 sq km), surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa.
See E. Bradford, Mediterranean, Portrait of a Sea (1971); J. Swain, The Struggle for the Control of the Mediterranean Prior to 1848 (1973); L. Kaplan and R. Clawson, ed., NATO and the Mediterranean (1984); M. Miloradov, ed., Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea (1987); M. Grant, The Ancient Mediterranean (1988).
Incidental catch and estimated discards of pelagic sharks from the swordfish and tuna fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-MeditSea.html   (975 words)

  
 Istria on the Internet - Aquaculture
The Mediterranean is a semi-enclosed sea, with a turnover period of approximately 80 years for water entering through the Straits of Gibraltar.
The Mediterranean is bordered by arid or semi-arid lands to the south and east.
National landing data for the Mediterranean (combined with the Black Sea as Statistical Area 37 in the FAO Yearbook of Statistics) show a rising trend in reported landings for both demersals and pelagics, except estuarine species, beginning in the mid-1970s for all areas of the Mediterranean except the Levant in the eastern Mediterranean.
www.istrianet.org /istria/aquaculture/sea-ecosystem1.htm   (4087 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Mediterranean Sea [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2.5 million km²;.
Sediment samples from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea that include evaporite minerals, soils, and fossil plants show that about 7.2 million years ago in the late Miocene period the Strait of Gibraltar was blocked and the Mediterranean Sea evaporated into a deep basin with a bottom over two miles below the world ocean level.
The Mediterranean was once thought to be the remnant of the Tethys Sea, which formerly girdled the Eastern Hemisphere.
encyclozine.com /Mediterranean_Sea   (1156 words)

  
 Mediterranean - Regional Seas Programme
The Mediterranean Region comprises of the coastal states surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
A new threat is now endangering the well-being of the Mediterranean people and that of future generations, primarily from activities that are causing pollution to the marine environment, the source of life for both human beings and a large variety of marine living resources in the region.
Also the excessive volume of international sea-borne trade that originates from the Mediterranean, is directed to it or passes through it, poses significant pressures to the marine environment of the region, such as water borne diseases, the introduction of opportunistic exotic species, and maritime pollution caused by the transportation of oil and other hazardous substances.
www.unep.org /regionalseas/Programmes/UNEP_Administered_Programmes/Mediterranean_Region/default.asp   (184 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea, Turkey-Adiyamanli.org
An intercontinental sea situated between Europe to the north, Africa to the south, and Asia to the east.
To the west the Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar, which at its narrowest point is only 8 miles (13 km) wide and has a relatively shallow channel.
The Ionian Basin (northwest of which is the Adriatic Sea) and the Levantine Basin (northwest of which is the Aegean Sea) compose the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
www.adiyamanli.org /mediterranean.html   (555 words)

  
 Mediterranea-sea
Including the Sea of Marmara, the area of the Mediterranean is 970,000 square miles (2,512,000 square kilometers).
The sea coasts are rocky, steep, and indented.
The Ottoman Turks were an increasing presence in the eastern Mediterranean and in North Africa.
www.geocities.com /macosmet/mediterranean_sea.html   (729 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Mediterranean is c.2,400 mi (3,900 km) long with a maximum width of c.1,000 mi (1,600 km); its greatest depth is c.14,450 ft (4,400 m), off Cape Matapan, Greece.
Its chief divisions are the Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian, and Aegean seas; its chief islands are Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Malta, Rhodes, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, the Sporades, the Balearic Islands, and the Ionian Islands.
The sea is of higher salinity than the Atlantic and has little variation in tides.
www.bartleby.com /65/me/MeditSea.html   (595 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north Africa to the south and Asia to the east covering an approximate of 2.5 million km².
The Sea Marmara is often considered a part of Mediterranean Sea whereas the Black Sea is not.
Cyprus Crete and Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean
www.freeglossary.com /Mediterranean_Sea   (648 words)

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