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4 Most Fascinating Seas Everyone Should Visit

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It’s proven that contemplating the sea and the horizon helps fight stress and generally has a beneficial effect on a person. Just like a jackpot hit at TonyBet, a view of the sea gives us peace and relaxation, inspires us, and allows us to forget about small problems and remember what is important.

Let’s look at the seas of amazing beauty together, relax, and dream about how one day we will go to these beautiful shores.

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is the cradle of ancient civilizations. It washes the shores of Africa, Asia, and Europe — as many as 22 countries. It has a mild subtropical climate, which has a separate name, Mediterranean. This is one of the best climates for beach vacations on the planet. Its characteristics are hot, dry, and long summers and moderately cool, rainy winters.

The Mediterranean Sea has mostly sandy beaches, which, like the climate, attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the world. The coastline is indented, and due to this, has a length of 46 thousand kilometers; it’s 6 kilometers longer than the length of the equator.

The maximum depth of the Mediterranean Sea is about 5 km, which is quite a lot. For example, the maximum depth of the Black Sea is only 2.2 km. There are 11 seas within the Mediterranean Sea, including the Aegean, Adriatic, and Ionian Seas, which are known for their water transparency and beauty.

In some parts of the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Strait of Messina, which separates Italy from Sicily, mirages are often observed, similar to those that occur in deserts. These mirages, a rare optical phenomenon in the atmosphere, are called fata morgana in Italy. To see a mirage, go to the town of Reggio di Calabria in southern Italy and take a walk on a sunny day along the waterfront, looking out to sea.

Caribbean Sea

Situated between North and South America, it surrounds 9 countries located on the mainland and another 27 countries are Caribbean island nations. The sea is located in a tropical climate zone, with winter temperatures ranging from 23 to 27 °C and summer temperatures of 28 °C almost everywhere. These conditions make the islands and shores of the Caribbean Sea a perfect vacation destination year-round.

Only 2% of all Caribbean islands are inhabited. So if you secretly dream of finding your own corner of paradise on the planet and living like Robinson Crusoe, far away from civilization, know that it is possible in the Caribbean Sea.

According to researchers’ calculations, at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea tens of thousands of sunken ships lie; all because of the once flourishing maritime piracy, as well as frequent hurricanes, the speed of which can reach 120 km/h. But there are almost no earthquakes here.

In the Caribbean countries, there is a mix of nationalities, languages, religions, and gastronomic traditions. So, if you are bored with Mediterranean cuisine and want something more exotic, for example, to taste fried flying fish, go to the Caribbean islands.

Coral Sea

We have already visited both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and now let’s go to the Pacific Ocean; there are beautiful seas in every corner of the planet. The Coral Sea is located east of Australia and surrounds New Guinea and New Caledonia.

There are many reefs in the Coral Sea, and most importantly, it’s home to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the world, comprising over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. Surprisingly, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest object formed by living organisms on the planet. The reef has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

The Coral Sea is also home to the whale shark, the largest fish in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is also home to many species of sea turtles and deadly sea snakes. There are also mollusks, the shells of which are up to 2 meters in diameter and weigh 250 kg.

In this sea, as in the Caribbean, you can find uninhabited islands. And popular islands for recreation are located off the coast of Australia; these are, for example, Bedarra, Hamilton, Hyman, Lizard, and Dunk.

Red Sea

Let’s transfer to the Indian Ocean, and more precisely, to the inland sea of the basin of this ocean — the Red Sea. It is located in a tectonic depression between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. It is also the cleanest of those seas, where it is comfortable to rest and swim, because no rivers flow into it.

One liter of water in the Red Sea contains 41 grams of salt; it’s the saltiest sea in the world, not counting the Dead Sea. Moreover, the Red Sea is the warmest sea in the world, with summer temperatures reaching 30 °C. This is partly because not only the sun influences this: the water is also heated from below, from the bottom, by the hot Earth’s mantle. Interestingly, the area of the Red Sea is also increasing, at a rate of 1 cm per year.

Corals in the Red Sea, according to many divers, are more diverse than on the Great Barrier Reef. Also here, about 1200 species of fish live, and they are capable of striking the imagination with their shape and coloration. Almost 20% of them live only in the Red Sea. It’s also home to the fastest fish in the world, the sailfish. It can swim at a speed of 110 km/h.