We know that on Earth there are many places with extreme habitat, which sometimes look quite harmless and friendly, but it is hardly possible to say something similar about lake Natron. Should try to describe it in colors, like immediately come to mind only such epithets as alien, bloody and lifeless, that is partly true.
The lake appeared in the midst of the mountain massif of the East African rift, near the border with Kenya and in close proximity to the volcano Ol Doinyo of Lengai. Seismic activity began in this region over 2 million years ago and becoming commonplace for many years, gradually changed the landscape and has refined the earth’s crust, preparing the space for lakes such as Natron, Manyara and Eyasi. Mountain river has eroded the volcanic rocks and formed in the lowlands reservoirs, each of which acquired certain characteristics and, perhaps, the most bizarre brainchild turned out it was the Natron.
With special bacteria which gives the lake a red tint, the pond becomes like a creation of science fiction writers, just like the ocean is sentient protoplasm from the book “Solaris”. Moreover, the lake temperature reaches 50-60 degrees Celsius and the alkaline level is off the charts – it makes the pond is totally unsuitable for most Continue reading
Small sea is a unique lake of the Mediterranean sea
In Spain (province of Murcia) is a unique so-called Small sea (Spanish name – La Manga del Mar Menor). This is a kind of lagoon, which is limited from the Mediterranean sea by a strip of sand, i.e. is in reality a lake. The length of the spit is 20 km from the sea width varies from 50 to 500 meters.
Features Small sea
Thanks to this feature, at the same time you can swim in two seas, the Small sea is so salty that, while it is impossible to drown. Mediterranean sea and Small sea here in Spain are characterized by absolute purity, and nearby there is no industry.
Small sea is the largest European salt lake, there is more than 50 magnificent beaches. The main feature of the lake is a small depth, a complete lack of waves, constantly warm water. Adds to the local flavor of the mild climate, the pleasant sea breeze, constant sunshine and absolutely clear water.
Family vacation on the Small sea
Particularly popular is the Small sea to conduct a leisurely family vacation, because of its small depth and lack of waves allows even young children to enjoy swimming. On the coast there are many tourist centers and hotels of different level, so tourists can choose the best option.
In addition to the perfect beach holiday the coast of Murcia, offers Continue reading
Lakes are sources of the largest rivers in Africa that provide water and lots of fresh fish inhabitants of the “dark continent”. They are home to unique aquatic and terrestrial species. Africa has some of the biggest lakes in the world – Victoria, Chad, in the centre of the continent, and Tanganyika, lying between the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Most large lakes in Africa are located along the continental fault known as the East African rift valley. Let us consider seven of the biggest lakes in Africa.
Lake Victoria (pictured) in East Africa located on the lands of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 69484 with an area of square kilometers, the lake size can be compared with Ireland. Victoria gets its water from many rivers, the largest is the Kagera. Water from the lake then drains into the river via the Owen falls, where hydroelectric power plants are artificial. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, where there are major ports, countless small fishing villages. Green grassy shore of Homa Bay, Kenya are the ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of lake Victoria. Crocodiles and hippos grazing on the shores, and boat trips Continue reading