Strait of Gibraltar Overview
Around 5.9 million years ago,the connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean along the Betic and Rifan Corridor was progressively restricted until its total closure, effectively causing the salinity of the Mediterranean to periodically rise within the gypsum and salt deposition range, during what is known as the Messinian Salinity Crisis. In this water chemistry environment, dissolved mineral concentrations, temperature and stilled water currents combined properly and occurred regularly to precipitate many mineral salts in sea floor bedded layers. The resultant accumulation of various huge salt and mineral deposits about the Mediterranean basin are directly linked to this era. It is believed that this process took a short time, by geological standards, lasting between 500,000 and 600,000 years.
The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa. The name comes from the Rock of Gibraltar, which in turn originates from the Arabic Jebel Tariq named after Tariq ibn Ziyad. It is also known as the Straits of Gibraltar, or STROG, in naval use and as the “Pillars of Hercules” in the ancient world.
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Between 2 seas. A documentary of the Strait of Gibraltar in HD of Pableras producciones. Odoc.tv
A magnific documentary in HD, amazing fishing moments, a must see.
Strait of Gibraltar Passage
Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar on navigator of the Seas
Sailing through Strait of Gibraltar on MV Discovery
It was a very breezy day when we sailed from the Atlantic on the MV Discovery to the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar. To our right we had the Morocco on the continent of Africa. To the left we had the southern tip of Spain. www.traveltalesandnotes.blogspot.com
SWIMMING ACROSS THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Sofia Psilolignou from Greece, swam between the two continents (from Tarifa in Spain to a coast of Morocco) at 9/9/2009.
Strait of Gibraltar crossing
Beginning of the ferry trip from Tarifa to Tanger
Strait of Gibraltar, view from Tanger, Tangier morocco to spain, Tariffa, andalus by Jonas Senhadji
Amazing(nice) shot of the Strait of Gibraltar. with a ship crossing the strait, in front of Tarifa on the shore of south spain. filmed from a location behind Tangier, called Rahala, morocco.
Strait of Gibraltar swim Pat Gallant Charette
Strait of Gibraltar swim, Pat Gallant-Charette, third fastest woman's time since 1928, fastest woman's time in USA by 59 year old grandmother. June 16, 2010
TANGIER, MOROCCO - Strait of GIBRALTAR - SPAIN, EUROPE
From the city of Tangier to port Tangier-Med in Northern Morocco, North Africa via the Strait of Gibraltar to port Algeciras in Southern Spain, Europe. Background music acknowledgement: Mediterranean Dream by Shahin & Sepehr.
Spermwhale in the Strait of Gibraltar by firmm
Hold your breath when this magnificent colossus of the Strait of Gibraltar descents under our boat. Share with us this wonderful encounter. Video made by firmm Music made by Petra Kleinke and Jan Rase Halten Sie den Atem an, wenn dieser unglaubliche Gigant der Straße von Gibraltar unter unser Boot abtaucht.