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Cruising the Strait of Gibraltar

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The currents of the Strait flow constantly in both directions—the denser, saltier Mediterranean water sinks to the bottom and is pulled westward into the Atlantic while the waters of the cooler, less salty Atlantic flow steadily eastward along the...
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Saber-rattling political interests surround the Strait of Gibraltar. Britain, far from home, keeps a hand in the Mediterranean maritime game by clinging to Gibraltar, much to the frustration of Spain. For its part, Spain controls Ceuta, a tiny...
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Immense pods—up to 100 strong—of bottlenose, common and striped dolphins can often be seen playfully bounding alongside ships passing through the Strait of Gibraltar. These dolphins are year-round residents of the waters here, as are around 250...
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You are in one of the best places in the world to witness the migration of birds between their winter quarters in Africa and summer breeding grounds in cool Northern Europe. Soaring birds—raptors like eagles, kites and vultures as well as peaceful...
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In 1848, just eight years after scientists declared Neanderthals a distinct species, the skull of an adult female Neanderthal was found in Gibraltar. This discovery spurred excavations that ultimately revealed these early human ancestors had found...