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Mediterranean Sea: Sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean between Europe, Africa and Asia
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 referred to 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 during the Messinian salinity crisis before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3 million years ago.

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EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey [Video]

EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey

Returning to Brussels for the first face-to-face meeting in months, EU foreign ministers are being urged to take a more robust approach to China over the new security law in Hong Kong, as well as..

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Blue jellyfish swarm power station [Video]

Blue jellyfish swarm power station

Swarms of blue jellyfish washed up from the Mediterranean Sea, threatening to clog one of Israel's power stations on Thursday (July 9). A turtle was also caught amongst the throng, and was later..

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It's electrifying! Blue jellyfish clog power station [Video]

It's electrifying! Blue jellyfish clog power station

Swarms of blue jellyfish washed up from the Mediterranean Sea, threatening to clog one of Israel's power stations on Thursday (July 9). A turtle was also caught amongst the throng, and was later..

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Entangled sperm whale freed by Italian Coastguard from illegal nets off Aeolian Islands [Video]

Entangled sperm whale freed by Italian Coastguard from illegal nets off Aeolian Islands

A ten-metre-long male sperm whale, which was entangled in fishing nets, has been freed by the Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea. The illegal fishing net had prevented the whale from moving..

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Migrant rescue operations continue in the Mediterranean despite COVID-19 pandemic | #TheCube [Video]

Migrant rescue operations continue in the Mediterranean despite COVID-19 pandemic | #TheCube

Migrant rescue operations continue in the Mediterranean despite COVID-19 pandemic | #TheCube

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Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

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28 migrants test positive after sea rescue [Video]

28 migrants test positive after sea rescue

Dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have tested positive for coronavirus while being held on a quarantine ship off the southern Italian coast, Sicily's regional president Nello Musumeci..

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Hundreds of rescued migrants arrive in Italy [Video]

Hundreds of rescued migrants arrive in Italy

Rescued from smugglers boats in the Mediterranean Sea, it's the first time a rescue ship has been allowed to dock in Italy since ports were closed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Migrant rescue ships return to the Mediterranean after lockdown [Video]

Migrant rescue ships return to the Mediterranean after lockdown

As they return to the seas for the first time since April, rescue ship operators say migrants fleeing Libya's humanitarian crisis are undeterred by Europe's coronavirus outbreakView on euronews

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Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week [Video]

Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week

Turkey's Mediterranean coasts and historic attractions face a critical week as the government presses to open borders and salvage at least part of a tourist season. Ciara Lee reports

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