Israel is connected to two main bodies of water, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. And as for the Dead Sea – despite its name – it does not qualify as a “sea”, much like the Sea of Galilee which is actually a lake.
In these two seas, the Red and the Mediterranean, Israel is home to 1,728 different types of fish, of which 410 are inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea, and the rest all live in the Red Sea. In recent years we are seeing a significant decrease in the variety of species that regularly populate these waters and some are in fact in danger of extinction. The reasons for the decrease are many: Overfishing, pollution, physical damage to marine habitats, and various deposits of natural gas pockets that are being tapped, these phenomenon in total are making the preservation of marine life in Israel a great struggle.