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1. The Black Sea was given that name because the lack of oxygen in the water prevents the development of microorganisms, making it appear black.

2. It was called the Black sea because it was a Sea of Death. Sailors of long ago, if caught in a storm, usually died because of the absence of islands at which to harbour, and the ferocity of the storms that hit.

3. The intense fogs which develop over the Black sea absorb the light, making the water appear black.

4. At a certain depth its waters become toxic and poisonous.

5. The Black Sea got its name from the Ottoman Turks. 'Kara (Black)' denotes 'North' in Medieval Turkish, as in Kara Denizi- Kara Sea north of Siberian Yakut Turks, similar to Black Sea.

6. It may be because of ancient colors of cardinal directions. Black is North, red is South, and yellow is East.
The Black Sea got its name from the Romans, they called it "Pontious Euxinus", which means "friendly sea". One reason for the Black Sea's name is because of its heavy fogs. They make the water look dark during the winter

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