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The largest lake in the world was in Europe and was larger than the Mediterranean
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The largest lake in the world was in Europe and was larger than the Mediterranean

About 10 million years ago, the megalake of the Paratethys Sea, the largest lake in Earth's history, covered an area greater than the size of the Mediterranean Sea today. On a modern map, it would stretch from the Alps above Italy to Kazakhstan in central Asia.Until now, little was known about the ebb and flow of the Paratethys sea during its lifetime, but a new study collected by Science Alert identifies four climate-driven cataclysmic cycles that shrunk the lake and most likely killed a significant number of species who lived in it.The aquatic life in the Paratethys Sea was unique, ranging from mollusks and crustaceans to small whales and dolphins They evolved to adapt to their restricted e...
El Comidista weekly menu (June 14 to 20)
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El Comidista weekly menu (June 14 to 20)

Allergy sufferers are in luck: spring is over this week. But before you start looking for sunny destinations for the summer, there is still one final push left. That is why we, who take care of you, rain, shine or shine have prepared a menu full of energy, flavor and color that combines the best of late spring and early summer. Fresh soups, salads, pasta dishes with lots of vegetables, some fish cannelloni and even a homemade watermelon soda so you don't have to resort to sugary drinks from the supermarket. And remember: if you want to find out before anyone else about everything that is going on, you can subscribe to our newsletter and you will receive El Comidista's weekly menu in your email every Friday. Here you have all the information. Monday May 14 Pea, yogurt and lemon spre...
International cruises return to Spain after the end of its ban
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International cruises return to Spain after the end of its ban

The response of shipping companies to the lifting this Monday of the ban on international cruises in Spain due to covid-19 has been immediate and some have already included Spanish ports in their itineraries around the Mediterranean this summer.The end of the ban is accompanied by a series of measures that cruise ships must comply with how not to exceed 70-75% of the maximum capacity; avoid that more than two crew members sleep in the same cabin or establish groups, with different times of food, boarding and disembarkation, in addition to the fact that passengers must present a PCR or a negative antigen test before boarding.According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), this i...
Europe-Maghreb, a common destiny
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Europe-Maghreb, a common destiny

Prime Minister Jean Castex is in Tunisia for a two-day visit. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Sight mysterious gelatinous spheres full of life in the waters of Mallorca
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Sight mysterious gelatinous spheres full of life in the waters of Mallorca

A large gelatinous sphere, about a meter in diameter, several meters deep and full of life. This uncommon find that has occurred on several occasions near Norway has been repeated this time in the Mediterranean Sea, in waters of Mallorca and, specifically to the north of Dragonera.A diving instructor was the one who was able to record in mid-May this curious specimen that he defined as "a kind of gelatinous egg almost a meter in diameter, surely of biological origin, which seemed to contain some form of life in its interior ”. As confirmed by the researchers after years of mystery, it is a gelatinous mass that stores hundreds of thousands of eggs inside of a common squid called ...
News from Wally, the sick whale that roams Palma: his condition is critical and he is in the terminal phase
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News from Wally, the sick whale that roams Palma: his condition is critical and he is in the terminal phase

The gray whale found this Thursday in Santa Ponça (Calvià, Mallorca) was last seen last night when it seemed to enter the bay of Palma, as reported by sources from the Government Delegation.For this reason, the navigators in the area were notified so that if they saw the animal they would report it. In addition, this morning, taking advantage of the fact that a rescue helicopter was doing exercises, you have been asked to trace from the air across the bay, but at the moment the animal has not been seen again. As reported on Thursday by the Ministry for Ecological Transition, it is a Pacific gray whale to which for weeks it had been seen in the Mediterranean, very far from the wat...
Migrants: the European Union wants to sign an agreement with Tunisia
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Migrants: the European Union wants to sign an agreement with Tunisia

The European Union is in talks with Tunisia for an agreement that would offer the country economic aid in exchange for an increased effort on its part to prevent migrants from arriving in Europe, a senior European official said on Thursday. .EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Italian newspaper The Republic that similar discussions had also started with Libya.→ ANALYSIS. The Covid-19 has changed the migratory situation in EuropeItaly constantly demands that other European countries help it cope with the increasingly important arrivals of migrants, who attempt to cross to its island of Lampedusa, near the Tunisian and Libyan coasts."Block departures" from TunisiaYlva Johansson explained that Brussels was organizing "A network of voluntary help" for this summer...
This is what ‘Leggie’ looks like, a vegetable meat that has the Spanish CSIC seal and that comes from the carob
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This is what ‘Leggie’ looks like, a vegetable meat that has the Spanish CSIC seal and that comes from the carob

A team of Spanish scientists has developed a "vegetable meat" made from carob and they have achieved a product that will be marketed in the coming weeks and that is healthy, rich in dietary fiber, without additives or allergens and whose production is more sustainable than meat. The new product has been created by researchers Marta Miguel, from the Food Science Research Institute (a joint center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Autonomous University of Madrid) and Marta Garcés, from the Francisco de Vitoria University.With an appearance and texture very similar to meat, the new product is nevertheless healthier, low in natural fat and cholesterol free, Accordi...
They detect a fireball flying over the Mediterranean at 68,000 km / hour
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They detect a fireball flying over the Mediterranean at 68,000 km / hour

The detectors of the SMART project, of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), from the astronomical observatories Seville, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto (Almería) and Sierra Nevada (Granada) have recorded the passage of a fireball over the western Mediterranean at 68,000 km / hour.According to the analysis of the principal investigator of the SMART project, José María Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the fireball was recorded this May 14 at 4:25 a.m..The phenomenon occurred when a rock from an asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 64,000 kilometers and could be seen from different points of the Andalusian autonomous commun...
This is the story of Marina and Xeresa, two turtles that met again in Valencia and now swim together
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This is the story of Marina and Xeresa, two turtles that met again in Valencia and now swim together

The two sister tortoises that, after crossing the Mediterranean for several months, met again in the Oceanogràfic of Valencia they have returned to the sea, once cured and recovered in the Area of ​​Conservation and Recovery of Marine Animals, better known as ARCA del Mar.It is released in waters near the Marina and Xeresa Yacht Club of Valencia, two turtles that They were born in Ibiza in 2019 and separated once they entered the sea until one was accidentally rescued in front of Valencia and the other being stranded on the beach of Dénia, has been carried out by the Oceanogràfic and Azul Marino foundations.An accidental reunionThe two turtles followed the controlled growth program "head starti...