Lakes and rivers
Lake Rosenshine – the legacy of the last ice age in Europe. They are very young by the standards of nature and of eternity – only 10-12 thousand years. The…

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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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Thank you for the warming: the most northerly lake comes back to life

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

The Lake of the Wrymouth – Salt resort, city of Sol-Iletsk

Lake Wrymouth, bromine or lake, formed in 1896. It is 50 metres to the East of the lake Collapse.

The lake is elongated from Chapada to the East, the area is 88550 sq m, depth 3-4 meters.

In the lake of Wrymouth in the summer in a large number of reproduction of the crustacean Artemia Salina (Artemia salina) – salty brine, which gives the lake a reddish color.

At the bottom of the lake — mud greenish or dark brown, in summer it is heated to fifty degrees Celsius. Dead on view of the water is full of life, especially in the summer. Scoop a handful of water — and sees a reddish small living creature, it is an interesting resident of salt lake crustacean Artemia Salina. During the summer he gives 3-4 generations of individuals. Crustaceans belong to the class of crustacea, to the family of arthropods. They are carriers of compounds that synthesize organic substances that form when the withering away of the mud.

Dying calf crustaceans collected centuries at the bottom of lakes, interspersed with silt and salt, and formed a thick layer of mud with therapeutic properties.

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The Lake of Sevan in Armenia

Lake Sevan

The most beautiful sights in Armenia is, of course, the lake Sevan and its surroundings. And done no wonder then that every tourist who first visited Armenia, seeks to visit the lake Sevan, to see his incomparable beauty that nature has created a miracle. Where is lake Titicaca ?

Two-way good asphalt road from the main town to lake Sevan, which has a length of 70 kilometers, is located to the North direction. Upon departure from Yerevan built 16-meter-high monument, made of red tuff, which shows the hero Vahagn, who fights with a dragon.

For a long time because of dry and hot climate, parts of Armenia, such as the Ararat valley, all the time needed quickening moisture, which could flowering gardens and vineyards. The legend of Vaine the local population was composed during the reign of idolatrous religion in Armenia. Vahagn was worshipped as God, he was attributed to powerful physical strength, fearlessness and courage. On the other side of the monument sketched the old Armenian legend about how the God Vahagn was born. Look at the beauty of mount Ararat in Armenia .

After an hour the path will appear to your eyes natural wonder of the lake’s mirror surface which brightly reflect the sun’s rays.

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