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Adriatic coast

  1. 1. ADRIATIC COAST
  2. 2. About the Adriatic coast <ul><li>Part of the Mediterranean Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Sea surface 138 595 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Lenght: 738 km </li></ul><ul><li>Average width: 159,3 km </li></ul><ul><li>Average depth: 173 m </li></ul><ul><li>High transparency (up to 56 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Salinity 38% </li></ul>
  3. 3. Relief <ul><li>Distinctive jagged coastline </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely high bank ( along the stretch of the mountain ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dalmatian coast type ” ( relief of the island parallel to the coastal relief ) </li></ul><ul><li>number of islands, islets and rocks : 1244 </li></ul><ul><li>along the 5835 km is dotted with beautiful beaches </li></ul><ul><li>many bays and peninsulas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ecosystem <ul><li>The Adriatic Sea is rich in flora and fauna world : fish, mammals, mollusks, plankton, algae, crabs, sponges ... </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation on the coast: maquis, rocky … </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sea <ul><li>Croatian Adriatic coast is considered the cleanest seas in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean currents are warm and flowing from south to north </li></ul><ul><li>Sea changes (tidal) are not expressed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Climate Mediterranean climate <ul><li>Temperature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air: the coldest month is January (5°C) and the warmest is July (24°C) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea: min 11°C, max 25°C </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Precipitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual average 800-1000 mm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>average 2600 hours of sunshine ( one of the sunniest coastlines in the Mediterranean ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Winds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bura ( brings cold ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jugo ( brings wet weather ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mistral ( alleviates the summer humid heat </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Man and the coast <ul><li>Natural Resources : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kornati </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brijuni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mljet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M aritime tradition of the Croats : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shipbuilding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>marine </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental dangers <ul><li>raising environmental awareness </li></ul><ul><li>solid waste at the bottom of the sea </li></ul><ul><li>collectors (sewage) </li></ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention ! </li></ul><ul><li>www.spg.hr </li></ul>Marijana Pesic & Zvonko Pesic

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