Mediterranean Sea hits record 28.7 degrees Celsius amid climate change

Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Unsplash)
AMMAN — Amid scorching summer heat, the Mediterranean Sea's temperature surged to a record 28.7 degrees Celsius. This surge has transformed it into the world's hottest and most saline enclosed sea, fostering a favorable habitat for jellyfish, as per CNN and the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reported. اضافة اعلان

Notably, from 1985 to 2006, the Mediterranean warmed threefold quicker than the global ocean average, earning it the title of the planet's fastest-warming sea. This unsettling trend, driven by climate change, stems from elevated air temperatures in the region, escalating water surface temperatures and evaporation. Additionally, reduced Atlantic Ocean water inflow, coupled with dwindling river currents due to droughts and dam construction, has exacerbated salinity and heat levels in the sea.

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