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Ecological state of the Caspian Sea seriously in peril

By Messenger Staff
Friday, November 2
The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest enclosed body of water. The countries that border the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan) have all exploited their territorial waters for oil and gas extraction. Oil spills, as well as pollutant runoff and overfishing have all significantly affected the ecology of the Caspian. Various environmental organizations are deeply concerned about the ecology of the Caspian and worry that human activity has permanently damaged its ecology.