Oceans will become less salty, Israel workshop told

The Mediterranean Sea will not become more salty due to the growth of desalination plants that leave salt residue behind, according to an Italian expert who participated in a decade-long census of world marine life, the Jerusalem Post reported on 21 December 2010.

The newspaper said that Prof Roberto Danovaro of the Polytechnic University of Marché told a workshop held at the Israel Academy of Science & Humanities that the melting of Arctic glaciers due to global warming will make the Mediterranean and oceans less saline.

The workshop was held to mark the end of the census, in which 2,700 scientists from 80 countries, including Israel, participated