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
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I want to drop what you’re doing in this stuffy city and to go to warmer climes on the beach, closer to the water, but there is no way? Bigpicture offers a look at this collection — perhaps the desire to be lost.
1. The lake of death, Italy
On the island of Sicily, which became famous thanks to the destructive power of mount Etna and the no less frightening, though not on display the power of mafia clans, there is one very dangerous attraction. Waters of Lake of death, which is inherently not waters at all, and concentrated sulfuric acid, so destructive, that this place, according to current perceptions in Sicily rumors, used the Cosa Nostra to conceal the corpses of his unfortunate enemies. Within minutes, the deadly pond, fed by two underground sources with H2SO4, destroys any organic matter, leaving only around a lifeless space.
2. The River Rio Tinto, Spain
Red like blood, the water of the river Rio Tinto, which has its origin in the Spanish province of Huelva and flowing in Andalusia, not only unattractive in appearance. Due to the high concentrations of metals originating from copper, silver and gold mines, this lake has become Continue reading
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How much do you know about our planet and what mysterious things she got for us? If not, here is one of the most terrifying and mysterious phenomena of our globe, which is called the lake of Death in Sicily. Very bright and colorful at first glance, it kills all life that came into contact with its waters. For years, scientists have puzzled over what is happening, until it was revealed the unbelievable truth – in the lake has a high concentration of sulfuric acid.
Deadly lake food
Where did they get normal with mean Sicilian lake – sulfuric acid? This account was given different assumptions, for example, that the acid is washed out from being in the lake of rocks. However, scientists after long research found that the bottom of the lake there are two source of which has concentrated sulphuric acid. This stunning discovery was made only in 1999. Where feed sources of this “non-living” water – are unable to figure out so far.
Flora and fauna, or rather the lack of them
Thus, not only the coast itself, and an Acid lake are devoid of any vegetation or living organisms, but also in the whole district there is not one animal Continue reading