Does the Ionian Sea have sharks?
Common thresher shark, blue shark, bluntnose sixgill shark and shortfin mako are the most observed species in Adriatic and Ionian seas, respectively.
What is the average depth of the Ionian Sea?
Recent measurements have found a depth of 5,090 meters, 75 miles of Tenaro. And even more recent, south of the cape, the depth is 5,272 meters.
Is the Ionian Sea calm?
The Ionian Sea, known for its calm waters and mild winds, is ideal for those who love sailing or travelling by yacht.
How salty is the Ionian Sea?
The salinity of the water is more than 38 parts per thousand. The temperature of the water at the bottom of the sea is about 13°C, and the salinity there is 38 parts per thousand.
Why is the Ionian Sea so blue?
Most nutrients are found in the bottom layers, but algae thrive in the top layers, where the sun shines, as they need light to grow. The result of all these factors is the clear, blue water that all mediterranean divers know and love so well.
How clean is the Ionian Sea?
Places: Corfu, Lefkada According to marine pollution surveys conducted by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and given the amounts of litter collected annually by clean-up actions on the coasts of the islands, the middle and north Ionian Sea are among the top polluted spots of all the seas in Greece.
Are the Ionian Islands windy?
The winds in the Ionian are remarkably consistent in the summer months. From late May to the end of September the Maistro wind blows down onto the Ionian Islands from the North West. Generally it arrives in the early afternoon, blows between F3-6 and dies down again in the evening.
How cold is the Ionian Sea?
The northern coast of the island is slightly warmer with sea surface temperature 28-29 °C, while the southern coast is about 1 °C cooler, 27-29 °C. Slight SWE hint – do visit the Balos Lagoon if you like warm water!
Is the Ionian Sea warm?
Generally very warm Ionian sea and central Mediterranean, slightly ‘cooler’ Aegean sea. The western coast of Greece, including the islands Corfu, Lefkada and Cephalonia is very warm, with sea surface temperatures in 28-30 °C range.
Which Ionian island has the best beaches?
Kefalonia – Ionian islands The jewel in the crown when it comes to beaches on Kefalonia is the multi-awarded Myrtos.
Why is the sea so blue in Greece?
Are there dolphins in Greece?
The Greek seas enjoy the privilege of hosting four species of dolphins: the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) and the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis).
Why is there no sharks in Greece?
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 54% of shark species that live in the Mediterranean are at an elevated risk of extinction. Sharks in Greece are mostly threatened due to overfishing, as well as bycatch.
Which is warmer Ionian or Aegean?
Which is the least windy Greek island?
The Ionian islands are the least windy (Corfu, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Kithira and Paxoi).
Where is the warmest sea water in Greece?
The warmest region throughout the year is the south-east Aegean: Kos, Rhodes, Bodrum and Marmaris. Except for June and July where also the Ionian, Saronic and Cyclades areas are as warm as the south-east Aegean.
Which sea is warmer Ionian or Aegean?
In general, the Aegean is a bit colder than the Ionian.
Which is the nicest of the Ionian Islands?
Also known as Cephalonia, Kefalonia is the largest of Ionian Islands and one of the most scenic.