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This magnificent lake with water of unusual shades
The earth is abundant with many amazing natural attractions that can be found in various parts of the world. Among such places include lake with water very unusual shades.
Bolivia, Laguna Colorado
In the North-West of the Altiplano near the Chilean border is mysterious and one of the most beautiful locations – the Laguna Colorado, which is a shallow salt lake. Its average depth is only 35 cm.
The water changes color from coral red to violet color that depends on the temperature and time of day. Such an unusual color give the water a tiny algae that in order to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation of sunlight, produce carotene.
Surprisingly, in this area at a height of over four kilometers, where at night the temperature drops below 20°With frost, is home to thousands of flamingos. Here are the most common Andean and Chilean flamingos, there are also rare James flamingos.
Indonesia, crater lakes of Kelimutu
On the island of Flores in the place where stands the volcano Kelimutu is three crater lakes that differ in their colors. The lake is Tiwu AtaMbupu, which is the most westerly of these lakes, water is usually blue.
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*1. The full name of the object*
The Lake Is Brackish
The lake is valued for its balneological properties. It is quite large, an area of over 7 km2. The oval shape of the depression, the depth of a small, flat bottom, covered with silt deposits. The water is alkaline, bromine, highly mineralized, chloride-sodium composition. Mud dark gray color, good plasticity, its reserves exceed 1.5 million m3.
*2.1. The status of SPNA (Specially protected natural areas can have Federal, regional or local importance)
In 1985 was declared a natural landmark
*2.2. Goals, objectives and main activities*
The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular diseases, rheumatism, sciatica.
*2.3. A list and brief description of the main objects of visiting protected areas*
The whole area is a flat feather-grass steppe. On the Southeast coast of of crushed-stone silt flows a mineral spring with delicious water, of weak mineralization, but with a high content of magnesium. The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular Continue reading
Lake Victoria: a sick giant
Lake Victoria was discovered in 1858 British Explorer John Speke, after a few months of their research, the sources of the Nile. Then the lake appeared in front of him so large and beautiful that he gave him the name of the British Queen. But now the Lake is in poor condition and is on the brink of environmental disaster. If John Speke could see lake Victoria today, painting what he saw would have caused him most likely shock and disbelief. The lake has become a smelly, suffocating from algae, a large body of water.
Ecological health of lake Victoria has been deeply undermined by the rapidly growing population, boom in fish exports, the disappearance of some fish species, the rapid growth of algae and the discharge of untreated sewage by industrial enterprises. Most of the damage is extensive and irreversible. The traditional way of life of the lake communities almost destroyed. Scientists are concerned that soon the lake Victoria may become dead.
Named in honor of the Queen of England, the African lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and second largest freshwater lake. The area of the lake on a total of 69 000 square kilometers. Although this Continue reading