Q. With reference to the Red Sea consider the following statements:
1. It lies between Asia and Africa.
2. Reef systems are better developed along the sea because of its greater depths and an efficient water circulation pattern.
3. Egypt borders the sea from the east.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: The Red Sea lies between Asia and Africa.

Statement 2: Reef systems are better developed along the sea because of its greater depths and an efficient water circulation pattern.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The six countries bordering the Red Sea are – Eastern shore: Saudi Arabia and Yemen Yemen and Western shore: Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/heat-resilient-red-sea-reefs-offer-last-stand-for-corals/article65991661.ece