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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2206

Currents and Temperature - Atlantic waters enter the Mediterranean through the Straits of Gibraltar and flow east along the North African coast, becoming more saline as evaporation exceeds freshwater inflows. Thus, the Mediterranean is mor e saline than the Atlantic. Strong temperature, salinity, and available nutrien t gradients lead to high biodiversity reflected by regional faunal differences.

Image ID: fish2206, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Mediterranean Sea

Category: Fisheries/

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