Why is the sea red? The etymology of the name “Red sea” to the end is still not clear. The most common opinion is the presence of water reddish-brown color. This color to it is given in the season of its flowering is a specific type of algae. The ancient Egyptians because of the unusual color of the stones was called the red Land of the desert, bordering the sea. An extraordinary spectacle, when her reflection in the water, changes its color to coral.
Where is Red sea? It is located between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa and is an inland sea of the Indian ocean. The red sea washes the shores of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel, Jordan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan and Egypt.
From the underground of divergence of two tectonic plates, more than 20 million years ago, there was a deepening. This depression is called a rift valley. Continue reading