- January 18, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – IR
Context – Two Indians, a Pakistani killed in UAE tanker blasts
- Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.
- Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.
- To its north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal).
- It is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley.
- It is the world’s northernmost tropical sea, and has been designated a Global 200 ecoregion.
- The elongated and narrow-shaped basin extends between the Mediterranean Sea, to the north-west, and the Indian Ocean, to the south-east.
- It is surrounded by desert or semi-desert areas, with no major freshwater inflow.
- The Red sea acquired its present shape over the past 4 to 5 million years, by slow seafloor spreading, a fact that makes it a geologically recent opening and one of the youngest oceanic zones on Earth.