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date: 06 August 2020

Mediterranean Sea  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
J. R. McNEILLJ. R. McNEILL

The Mediterranean Sea is the planet’s largest inland sea; it is very salty, very clear, and biologically comparatively poor. It hosts ten thousand animal and plant species; about 300 million people in eighteen countries live in its basin (locations where water drains into the Mediterranean). Industrial pollution has become a cause for concern, however, with pesticides and industrial chemicals affecting the water quality. Overfishing has also been a problem, although measures have been taken to help prevent it. ...

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