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Amazing lake with water unusual colours

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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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Unique lake Tambukan in Kabardino-Balkaria, is under threat

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Known healing pond Kabardino-Balkaria – lake Tambukan – can lose their therapeutic properties. This is due to the fact that the dense forest planted on the shores of the lake, prevents the absorption of rainwater into the soil. It drains into the reservoir and reduces its salinity. You can solve this problem it would be restored around the lake blown steppe zone.

The Big Tambukan lake is a unique reservoir of Kabardino-Balkaria, which is known far outside the Republic, because of its healing properties. In particular, it is known for its healing mud. However, this pond, first, is under threat, risking to lose their useful qualities, and secondly, he poses a threat to the Federal highway, as due to the increase in size can contribute to the destruction of the road.

The head of the Russian geographical society in CBD Viktor Kotlyarov . who is a confidant of the President, appealed to all not indifferent to the fate of a unique natural object with the call: “Save Tambukan!”. Kotlyarov said that irreversible processes the reservoir began due to the fact that around the lake was artificially planted forest. The trees were planted very densely and have become obstacles to wind flow. In this regard, it was difficult for the absorption of rainwater into the soil. Instead, she began Continue reading

LAKE ISSYK KUL

The most ancient element in the fauna of the lake are the Indian bryozoans Victorella bengalensis, and L. S. Berg clam which, by definition, VA Lindholm, Hydrobia venturosa. This species now common to the coast of the seas surrounding Europe, there is in the Black and Azov seas, but not in the Caspian sea. Berg L. S. (1930) believed that the presence of this mollusk among the nagor-no-Asiatic fauna is the mystery.

The bottom of the bays and backwaters of the Issyk-Kul lake are covered with dense thickets of pondweed, reed, and charophytes. ‘hara thickets on the slopes of the basin of the lake drops to a depth of 30-40 m.

Phytoplankton counts 309 forms. He is poor in the open part of the lake, and significantly richer and more diverse in the coastal zone, where conditions are more varied. Zooplankton of the open lake is also monotonous.

Basically, he presents two types veslonogih Rachkov. It is characteristic of brackish waters Diaptomus salinus and cosmopolitan Cyclops viridis. V. M. Rylov, in the summer of 1928, studied the zooplankton of lake Issyk-Kul, notes that it is similar to the one in lake Baikal and Tanganyika: in the open waters of pet cladocerans.

For Issyk-Kul is characterized by the following representatives of the brackish-water zooplankton: Continue reading