Lake Kaffeklubben (detsk. Kaffeklubben Sø, 83 37′) is a small (48 ha) of the eponymous island, North of Greenland, only 707 km from the pole. This is the most Northern lake on the Earth.
For a long time scientists argued about whether to receive life in such places, the impulse to reproduce as a result of nitrate pollution, or make her stop the impending effects of global warming. It seems that an international group of researchers under the guidance of Bianca Perren of the University of Franche-comté (France) managed to answer this question.
Despite the harsh living conditions, once the lake was full Kaffeklubben life in the face of cyanobacteria. The ice over the lake while constant, varying only the thickness. But even under 1-2 m of ice cyanobacteria survive. However, they are most active in summer when the air temperature above the ice reservoir is as high as +1,6 C. But more complex forms of life here. But now, but once…
3 500 years ago, when the lake had just been formed, it occupied several species of diatoms. But, according to studies of lake cores, which the authors said in the journal Geology, about 2 400 years ago, as the local temperature, the population is entirely extinct. Usually, to return, Continue reading
Swan lake + the resort city Belokuriha
A tour of the lake Swan and in the city-resort Belokurikha
This unique lake is located in the Sovetsky district of Altai region. It is well-known for having one of two in Russia wintering ground for whooper Swan.
The area of Swan lake is 26.6 ha, length about 1 km, width – just over 400 m, the average depth of the lake is 70cm and the maximum – does not exceed 2 m. the lake Bottom is sandy / pebbly, the water is very clean and clear. Water reservoir fill the springs that burst out of the earth on the banks and in the center of the lake. In summer the water temperature does not exceed +15, and winter does not fall below +5-6 degrees, so the lake does not freeze. This was the reason for the wintering swans. Winter here every year about 350 of these beautiful birds. Swans fly here in November and live till March or April, and then again going North. In addition to the swans on the lake lives a huge number of wild ducks, marked by the nesting of the peregrine Falcon, the Saker Falcon, Sandpiper.
In winter, Swan lake is a truly unforgettable sight – the trees covered with frost, snow drifts, fog over the water and white birds, dissecting the water surface. For those wishing to admire the beautiful swans, provides a viewing platform overlooking the picturesque panorama of the lake, and a bridge, jutting out into Continue reading
Area interesting variety of landscapes, here near neighbor of the river and saline steppes, swamps and sandy pine forests, birch groves and meadows. Special the unique nature of the region give a salty, freshwater and alkaline lakes located close to each other.
Like nature scattered among the picturesque hills precious necklace with hundreds of mineral lakes, creating the perfect conditions not only for recreation but also for health promotion.
Kolesnikova is located in a shallow valley and surrounded by dry pine forest. Round pond in the Western part is a small Bay with low-lying salt-marsh coast. From the Northern and Eastern sides on five-meter benches stretched bright Bor. The width of the lake about a mile, the depth is not more than two meters. The shore of a pond overgrown with reeds, only the Northern part has a nice sandy beach with equipped Parking lot. Here is a dirt road. There is a pavilion, benches and a place for tents and bonfire.
Lake water composition is sodium chloride-magnesium, salinity reaches 18 g/l. Kolesnikova is famous not only water but also mud. It is a popular place of recreation for local residents and visitors from nearby areas and cities. For exceptional water quality and scenic beauty of lake designated as a natural monument.
Dirt road leading to the lake runs past the fields, Continue reading