UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

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    Consider the following statements
    1. Saragossa Sea is a 'gyre' of calm and motionless sea.
    2. Saragossa Sea is surrounded by warm currents on all sides.
    3. Saragossa Sea has higher salinity than the neighboring sea.
    4. Saragossa Sea is not fit for navigation.
    Which of the above statements are correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 3 only             

    B)  2, 3 and 4 only

    C)  1, 2 and 4 only             

    D)  1, 3 and 4 only

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Saragossa Sea is surrounded by warm current on north, west and south sides but has cool Canaries current in the east. Saragossa Sea is not fit for navigation due to abundance of rootless sea weeds which put obstructions in navigation.


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