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Facts About the Alboran Sea For Kids

Are you interested in knowing some facts about the Alboran Sea? In this post, we’ll show you 10 interesting facts about the ocean.

  • The Alboran Sea is located in the Western Mediterranean region, and Spain and Morocco border it.
  • It has a surface area of approximately 100,000 square kilometers and reaches depths of 4,500 meters below sea level.
  • Its average depth is 205 meters deep, with its maximum depth at 2,450 meters below water level;
  • The Alboran Sea has a coastline length of 400 kilometers;
  • The temperature of the water in the Alboran Sea is between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius with a salinity of approximately 27.4%;
  • In the ’90s, the Alboran Sea was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its vast marine environment and ecosystem;
  • The sea has a really unique biological environment, a habitat for a wide variety of aquatic animals, including whales, dolphins, and cold-blooded fish;
  • The sea is also home to many Mediterranean species such as sea bream, Spanish mackerels, red mullets, groupers, and octopus;
  • There are many types of sea birds living in the Alboran Sea, including cormorants, black-winged stilts, and western gulls;
  • The sea is also home to ophiolites which are strange rock formations of volcanic origin.
  • BONUS FACT: Jules Verne’s famous book “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” occurs in the Alboran Sea.