This seems a pretty sloppy estimate for a science-based article. "Close to two dozen" would be  more accurate, unless it turns out that some countries don't rely  on the Mediterranean"for business and pleasure." And of course other countries with not bounding it also rely on it.



On Aug 4, 2008, at 12:06 PM, Phil Gasper wrote:
from the Times article:
"These problems are pronounced in the Mediterranean, a sea bounded by more than a dozen countries that rely on it for business and pleasure."