Trip to lake Seliger
On the June long weekend with a group of friends went to lake Seliger and its surroundings - the upper lake. The weather was not too good - mostly it…

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The Most unusual lakes in the world essay
Jordan–Hare Stadium. The large lakes of the world. The top-10 . 20 most amazing places on Earth that are definitely. * Here is one of the largest glaciers in Europe…

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The Best places for bird watching

Late spring is the best time for observing birds. For fans to look out for in binoculars rare species of birds we have compiled a list of places where nature can enjoy the amazing bird diversity.

Reserves The UK

In the country that gave the world such unusual Hobbies, such as destinations, bird watching has become a real mania. Millions of Brits, young and old, armed with binoculars, a pocket reference types under the code name “Field keys” and notepads for taking notes, go for the most humane hunt in the world of cameras. The choice of locations for review at the British Isles great: even to check on the most popular sites, you will need more than one week. In Poole harbour in Dorset stop to rest about 30 thousand birds flying from the North in a warm land of Africa, Cape Spurn in Yorkshire is going to more than 15 thousands of albatrosses, petrels and terns, and to discover rare red-eyed wirinom no place is better than the Paradise of the Scilly Isles, lying just off the coast of Cornwall. If you are on an unforgettable journey, add to your list of must-see bird sanctuary at Cape Dungeness, the Scottish valley where winds the river tweed, the magnificent Isle of Skye, a mysterious secluded recess of Wales and a huge marine lake Strangford-Loch, hidden Continue reading

Beneath the surface of Europe may be the large lake

After analyzing the data of the spacecraft Galileo, astronomers came to the conclusion that under the surface of Europa (moon of Jupiter) may hide large bodies of water, equal in volume to the Great lakes in America. From this it follows that Europe has the conditions for the origin of life.

“Galileo” has already helped to establish the existence of a salty ocean on Europa. It is very deep and the water volume exceeds the total volume of earth’s oceans. Because of the distance from the Sun the upper part of the ocean is constantly covered with a thick ice crust. According to most scholars, the thickness of this ice crust is tens of kilometers.

Until recently it was thought that the thick ice shell does not evolve life, because the surface does not communicate with the fluid part of the ocean on Europa. But now scientists have proof that this shell can be quite actively agitated. With the formation of giant shallow lakes.

Britney Schmidt — lead author of the study from the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Texas, together with his team focused on the images Continue reading

The Largest salt lakes in the world

Salt lake should be called a mineral, as such are considered lakes with a salinity of more than 1 per mil (thousandth of). Most often the salt lake endorheic basin, located in arid zone.

We briefly describe here the seven major salt lakes of our planet:

The Caspian sea

The size of the water area is actually more a sea, and quite large (371 000 km2), although the Caspian sea is a closed salt lake, the largest on the planet. The Caspian coast with its sandy beaches, mineral springs, curative mud has good conditions for rest and treatment. However, because of the complexities in interstate relations of Caspian States – Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan tourism infrastructure in the Caspian sea is poorly developed.

The Aral sea

Former salt lake on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. As a former call it, because since the early 1960s, the lake started to become shallow catastrophically due to increased freshwater withdrawals for development of cotton from flowing into major rivers – the Syr-Darya and Amu-Darya. Currently, the Aral sea separated into two isolated lakes – the Northern Aral and the southern Aral.

Dead sea

The coast of the salty lake on the border Continue reading