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What Would Happen If We Drained the Mediterranean Sea?

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Nothing good. But still, what would happen?

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water.

Geological evidence indicates that around 5.9 million years ago, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and was partly or completely desiccated over a period of some 600,000 years before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3 million years ago.

Did you know that there was actually a plan to build a dam at Gibraltar and partly desiccate the sea once again?