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Sediments Around Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia

34.6N 11.0E

February 5th, 2013 Category: Sediments

Tunisia – February 2nd, 2013

Most reliable models of climatic observation and forecast show that the south of the Mediterranean perimeter is threatened by important variations of environmental conditions. In parts of the Kerkennah archipelago, which is visible here off the coast of Tunisia, ringed by bright green and brown sediments, changing marine conditions and overfishing have caused a decrease in fish quantity and favoring of agriculture over fishing. There has also been an enlargement of sebkhas (low, salty lands that are liable to flooding hazards) that might likely be caused by climatic and environmental evolution like sea level rise and subsidence, making such areas more vulnerable to sea surges (click here to read more).

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