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Body of water between the Italian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula

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Adriatic Sea: Body of water between the Italian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula
The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula. The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. The Adriatic contains over 1,300 islands, mostly located along the Croatian part of its eastern coast. It is divided into three basins, the northern being the shallowest and the southern being the deepest, with a maximum depth of 1,233 metres (4,045 ft). The Otranto Sill, an underwater ridge, is located at the border between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The prevailing currents flow counterclockwise from the Strait of Otranto, along the eastern coast and back to the strait along the western (Italian) coast. Tidal movements in the Adriatic are slight, although larger amplitudes are known to occur occasionally. The Adriatic's salinity is lower than the Mediterranean's because the Adriatic collects a third of the fresh water flowing into the Mediterranean, acting as a dilution basin. The surface water temperatures generally range from 30 °C (86 °F) in summer to 12 °C (54 °F) in winter, significantly moderating the Adriatic Basin's climate.

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Croatian military helicopter crashes into Adriatic Sea

A Croatian military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a training flight on Monday, the ministry of defense said.
Reuters - Published

Rescue workers comb ruins of hotel for Albanian quake survivors

Rescue workers sifted through the rubble of a hotel by the Adriatic Sea for possible survivors on Friday, three days after a 6.4-magnitude destroyed the six-storey building and many others in the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Adriatic Sea

Stormy weather and high winds cripple ferry traffic on Adriatic [Video]Stormy weather and high winds cripple ferry traffic on Adriatic

Winds reaching speeds of 185 kilometres per hour cause widespread disruption and damages in several Adriatic coasts' countries.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Croatian police fire on illegal migrants near Slovenian border

Croatian police fired on a group of illegal migrants trying to reach neighboring Slovenia late on Saturday, leaving one man critically injured, officials in the northern Adriatic town of Rijeka said.
Reuters - Published

Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast

Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported.
Reuters - Published

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