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While researching the Seas of the World, I found them to each be totally unique, interesting and very diverse. Hopefully you will feel the same.


  • Baltic Sea: This Sea is bounded by many countries including Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Finland and Denmark. Formed by glacial erosion it is considered the largest brackish body of water in the world. The low salinity and lack of tides has resulted in genetically adapted species of various fish. The Polish mine salt and it is a major waterway for the export of Russian oil with shipbuilding part of the economy of many of the bordering countries. At the far north end, ice is usually a deterrent in the winter for any marine use of this waterway. The Polish coastline has beautiful beaches, historical towns, cute fishing villages and impressive cliffs. Slowenski National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve because of its moving sand dunes which move from 2 to 9.5 meters annually. Based on how far north this sea is I doubt sun tanning is a major activity.


  • Black Sea: This Sea is a beautiful blue with a name that does not convey this. The ancient Greeks called it the Scythian Sea after the fierce peoples who inhabited its shores. The beaches range from small pebble beaches to black volcanic and even one with silver sand. Pedalos, jet skis, para-gliding, sea fishing and the up and coming sport of wind surfing are available activities along its shores. Yachts, speed boats and sailboats can be found to cruise the scenic coast. Tuna, mackerel, a genetically unique species of dolphin and the famous white sturgeon are a few of the fish found in this sea. With the beaches and water sports waterproof sunscreens are advised.


  • Caspian Sea: Though it is considered the largest saltwater lake in the world the salinity varies from one area to another. Set in southwestern Asia and southeastern Europe, it is 143,000+ square miles. The eastern shore has shallow gulfs that create evaporation basins that create deposits where salt is extracted. It has no outlet but is bound to the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea by inland waterways with 130 rivers emptying into it. It is bounded by the countries of Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. It is home to many species of bird and marine life found only in this area. While authorities try to protect many endangered species the locals; little realizing they are endangering their livelihood, continue to overfish. This is leading to fears that the sought after Caspian Sea caviar will be no more. All nations bordering this sea have resorts with the newest being opened in Turkmenistan designed to rival Las Vegas. Wonder if it will have nice pools to lay out by for that sought after suntan.


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