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A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship

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A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya.

Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian Navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is part of a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operation

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Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission off the Libyan coast

Over 200 illegal migrants, before they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea

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Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea

Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action 

A surfer paddles in a peaceful and quiet Mediterranean sea near Beit Yanai, Israel, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, during the Passover holiday on a warm spring day. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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A surfer paddles in the Mediterranean sea during the Passover holiday on a warm spring day in Beit Yanai, Israel 

A man dives dive into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France, July 28, 2014.

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A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France

Israeli soldiers gesture as they sit in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon November 27, 2013. Unseasonable temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius were recorded in some areas of Israel on Wednesday.

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Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel

School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue center free a Loggerhead sea turtle back to the Mediterranean sea on November 21, 2013 in Gaash, Israel. The turtle is one of two wounded Loggerhead sea turtles that were rehabilitated at the rescue center and freed today. From transplanting turtle nests during the nesting season to protected beaches, through the rescue and treatment of wounded turtles brought in by fishermen or washed up on Israel's shores, to the development of a long-range breeding program for the threatened Green turtles, the volunteers and staff of the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority are doing their best to protect the creatures. The numbers have dwindled in the Mediterranean to an estimated 450 nesting female Green turtles and about 2500 nesting female Loggerheads. Far removed from man-made obstacles and protected from their natural predators such as crabs, foxes and birds, the hatchlings make their race to the sea with the hope that more than 20 years later they will return to the same beach to ensure the species survival.

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School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue centre free a loggerhead sea turtle back into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday in Ga’ash, Israel.