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Which of the following seas has the highest average salinity?
1. Black Sea
2. Yellow Sea
3. Mediterranean Sea
4. Dead Sea
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Dead Sea

The correct answer is the Dead Sea.

  • The Dead Sea has the highest average salinity.
  • Dead Sea:
    • The Dead Sea is also called the Salt Sea, a landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan in southwestern Asia.
    • Its eastern shore belongs to Jordan, and the southern half of its western shore belongs to Israel.
    • The northern half of the western shore lies within the Palestinian West Bank and has been under Israeli occupation since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
    • The Jordan River, from which the Dead Sea receives nearly all its water, flows from the north into the lake.

  • Black Sea:
    • The Black Sea, Russian and Bulgarian Chernoye More, Ukrainian Chorne More, Turkish Karadenız, Romanian Marea Neagră, large inland sea situated at the southeastern extremity of Europe.
    • It is bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, Georgia to the east, Turkey to the south, and Bulgaria and Romania to the west.
  • Yellow Sea:
    • Yellow Sea, Chinese Huang Hai, Korean Hwanghae, a large inlet of the western Pacific Ocean lying between mainland China on the west and north and the Korean peninsula on the east.
    • It is situated to the north of the East China Sea, which it bounds on a line running from the mouth of the Yangtze River (Chiang Jiang) to Cheju Island off South Korea.
  • Mediterranean Sea:
    • The Mediterranean Sea, an intercontinental sea that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to Asia on the east and separates Europe from Africa.
    • It has often been called the incubator of Western civilization.

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