o lake Michigan 58 thousand km2;
o lake Huron – 59,6 thousand km2;
o lake Victoria 68 thousand km2;
o lake superior is estimated at 82.4 thousand km2;
o sea-Caspian lake – 376 thousand km2.
The deepest lakes of the world are:
o Issyk-Kul – 668 meters;
o Niassa – 706 meters;
o the Caspian sea – lake – 1025 meters;
o Tanganyika is 1470 meters;
lake Baikal is 1620 meters.
The largest lake on the planet Earth is the Caspian sea, it is located in the internal regions of Eurasia and contains 78 thousand cubic kilometers of water – more than 40% of the total water lakes in the world, by area, the lake superior even to the Black sea. The sea, the lake is called that only because it has the most marine of the properties of large – area, large volume of water, severe storms, and specific hydrochemical conditions.
From the South to the North of the lake, the Caspian sea stretches for almost 1,200 miles, and from West to East it stretches from 200 to 450 kilometers.
Origin this is the oldest part of the salted lake bluff, which existed 5 to 7 million years ago. In the ice age into the Caspian sea from Continue reading
In the world there are many beautiful and amazing places created by mother nature.
One of the brightest and most charming — the Pink Lake in Senegal, the country where the final stage of the world famous Rally «Paris-Dakar rally». It is situated in the beautiful environment of sand dunes, and strange exotic baobab trees that are the symbol of Senegal.
This natural wonder attracts tourists from all over the world.
In the evening the Pink Lake adjusts to a dreamy mood. Twilight gives it extra allure and mystique, and its color can vary from pink to deep red, depending on weather conditions. Water may change color and depending on the color of the sky reflected on the water surface. Especially exciting — the lake during sunrise. It excites, confuses…
Such a romantic name of the lake has quite a rational explanation: the color of water — pink because of the microbes that can only survive in salt water. Of course, under such circumstances, we are not talking about fish or other representatives of the water world. The lake is very salty compared to the Red Sea! Off its coast is salt production since 1970.
It is quite complex and unpleasant lesson. Join members of both sexes – men and women. Men, being almost neck-deep in the water get from Continue reading
Because the lake is a closed basin, they are literally tanks for experimental mixes. They can happen strange chemical reactions, but also to emerge anomalous creatures that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Tonle SAP, Cambodia
The unique ecosystem of the Tonle SAP in Cambodia is hard to classify as a lake or river.
In the dry season the Tonle SAP water goes into the Mekong river, but during the monsoon the water flow is so intense that it literally makes back from the river, thereby forming the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It especially differs in that its course is twice a year changes in the opposite direction.
Because of these unusual conditions, the region is a treasure trove in terms of biological diversity, and it was named a biosphere by UNESCO.
Crater lake, USA
After a large-scale eruption of mount Mazama in Central American state of Oregon 7 700 years ago left a huge Caldera 600 meters deep into the mountains. Despite the complete absence of supply sources, the crater of mount Mazama gradually, over thousands of years, filled with just rainfall.
Today it is the second deepest lake in North America, and its waters are the most transparent, cleanest and least polluted in the world.
Lake Baikal, Russia
A huge Continue reading