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,…

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Landmarks of virgin area
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…

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The Asian carp

This is an unusual video about the invasion of Asian silver carp caught on Wabash river (Wabash River) in the Midwest, mark Kirby (Mark Kirby) and his partner Brendan Kearns (Kearns Brendan). According to specialists, the most famous lake in the USA and Canada are on the verge of this ecological disaster. Silver carp, imported once from Kazakhstan (behind the ocean it is called Asian carp), has spread to the waterways of the New world with an incredible scale.

It all started with the fact that in 70-e years of the last century of American fishermen, not thinking about the consequences, brought a few specimens of silver carp and silver carp, which were caught in lake Balkhash to “imported” fish destroyed the excess of algae in the Illinois river. As a result of voracious migrant not only coped with the task set before him, but began to seize new territory, harassing the local fish. Now before American experts had a new goal — to prevent the spread of Asian (silver) carp in the Great lakes.

Interestingly, the number of carp in our area, as a rule, regulates the pike, not allowing him to multiply excessively. But in the rivers Illinois and Mississippi Continue reading

“volcanic lake”

Island of lemurs – Madagascar

A holiday in Madagascar

Located in the Indian ocean off the Southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is considered the fourth largest largest island in the world (its area 592000 km2).

The island is separated from the mainland by wide Mozambique channel. Madagascar – this is a fragment of the ancient African platform composed of hard metamorphic and crystalline rocks: granite, schist, gneiss, separated by about 165 million years ago from the African continent. Some time a new island was drifting to the East, taking with them a large variety of animal and plant species.

The island nation of Madagascar is a very specific and exotic country in the world. She is one of the poorest in economic terms and one of the richest region of bio diversity. Of the 200,000 species of animals and plants of Madagascar, a 150 000 are found nowhere else in the world (approximately 5 percent of the total species diversity of flora and fauna of our planet). In Madagascar at least 13000 species of plants, of which 80 percent are endemic and 3 500 have medicinal properties. The island has no large mammals, except imported here allowed, but there are various species of small insectivorous animals, reptiles (including crocodiles) and lemurs. Continue reading

Landmarks of Hungary. The hévíz lake

Holidays in Hungary are very popular among the residents of different countries. Hungarian land acquaints visitors with many interesting attractions. To the real wonders of nature, without a doubt, the hévíz lake is the pride of Hungary. the most famous thermal lake in the world.

Hévíz – thermal reservoir, the like of which, except that there is, in New Zealand. on the island of Rotorway. The shape of the “Hungarian miracle” – oval cross-section in cross-section curved like a funnel, and, as we approach the current source, the depth gradually increases.

Lake radioactive thermal water is 198 km from the capital of Austria and at 193 km from — from Budapest. Close to this unique waterfront lake Balaton is another world-famous creation of nature with crystal-clear water.

Description of the “Hungarian miracle”.

The water in hévíz is updated every 28 hours, because a source that feeds the wonder lake, gives him more than 86 million liters of water during the day! And despite the fact that in places the depth reaches 38 meters, and water surface area is over 4.4 acres. In summer the water is heated to 33-35, and in winter does not fall below 22 degrees. Tourists come to the shores Continue reading