Almas Caviar, the world’s most expensive, is harvested from the Albino Beluga Sturgeon, whose habitat includes the Caspian Sea. Measured by area, the Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on the planet. It is considered by some as the Earth’s largest lake as well as a sea, by others. Most agree the “sea” is actually a lake but when it was discovered to have approximately a third of the salinity of seawater, not to mention its immense size, it was classified as the former and remains named as such to this day. However, the facts suggest otherwise.
Confused? Don’t be. Read on.
The Caspian Sea is located in an endorheic basin that lies between Europe and Asia. The following countries comprise its shores:
17,000 km (4,300 mi)
So, is the Caspian Sea a sea, or is it a lake? Watch this short documentary regarding its history, then decide for yourself.
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