The Mediterranean Sea has always been considered the cradle of the most ancient civilizations of the world and main theater of the history of the culture of western civilization together with the Middle East and the East. The peoples of the Mediterranean have started to be farmers and breeders for over 6000 years BC and at the same time skilled navigators and experts in the trade of products and manufactured goods. For the peoples of the Mediterranean the sea has always represented life. Mediterraneo panorama sommerso underwater intotheblue.it
Only recently, however, in his history, man has managed to dive and see what lies beneath the sea surface. The Mediterranean, being essentially a closed sea, has developed its own particular biodiversity. The images we show you highlight the beauty and exuberant splendor of the submerged cliffs in all their vitality.
They are breathtaking images that we like to share with all those who love the sea and care about its preservation, leaving it as a legacy to those who come after us, at least as we found it. Mediterraneo panorama sommerso underwater intotheblue.it
Much of the Mediterranean coast enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. However, most of its southeastern coast has a hot desert climate, and much of Spain’s eastern (Mediterranean) coast has a cold semi-arid climate. Although they are rare, tropical cyclone occasionally form in the Mediterranean Sea, typically in September–November.
Because of the short residence time of waters, the Mediterranean Sea is considered a hot-spot for climate change effects. Deep water temperatures have increased by 0.12 °C (0.22 °F) between 1959 and 1989. According to climate projections, the Mediterranean Sea could become warmer. The decrease in precipitation over the region could lead to more evaporation ultimately increasing the Mediterranean Sea salinity. Because of the changes in temperature and salinity, the Mediterranean Sea may become more stratified by the end of the 21st century, with notable consequences on water circulation and biogeochemistry.