5 Facts About Baltic Sea

1. At that time, the Baltic Sea created a natural boundary between the Allied Soviet Union, neutral Scandinavia, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich.

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2. Since the Baltic Sea is so young there are only two or three known endemic species: the brown alga Fucus radicans and the flounder Platichthys solemdali.

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3. In 1945, the Baltic Sea became a mass grave for retreating soldiers and refugees on torpedoed troop transports.

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4. Thus the Baltic Sea has long been crossed by much merchant shipping.

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5. At the time of the Roman Empire, the Baltic Sea was known as the Mare Suebicum or Mare Sarmaticum.

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