Canada is a country that is located on the continent of North America. From the South and North-West Canada borders with the USA. The Northern border is the shore of the Arctic ocean and in the North-East is Davis Strait, and Affidavy Bay. From the East coast of Canada is washed by the Atlantic ocean, and West of the Pacific ocean. In addition to the main territory of Canada it also consists of the Islands – second, the Baffin island, Victoria, Ellesmere, Devon, Banks, Newfoundland, and many others.
State total area of Canada is 9970610 square meters. Of this total area 755180 square metres are for rivers and freshwater lakes. No country in the world can boast so many lakes as Canada. The most famous lake in Canada is the Great lakes. Besides them, in Canada there are thirty-one quite a large lake.
The most famous canadian lakes – Great bear, Great Slave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, athabaska, Nipigon, Mistassini. The largest rivers of Canada are the Saint Lawrence river and its tributaries are the Ottawa and Co-gene. The largest rivers of Canada also include the St John river, Saskatchewan river, Nelson river, and the Fraser river, Mackenzie and Yukon. As to the St. Lawrence river, it originates in the Great Lakes and empties into the Gulf of the same name – St. Lawrence. The largest Continue reading
Today we are traveling to South America, specifically on the magical Easter island . the place with the remnants of an ancient civilization and the turbulent past. It is about three thousand kilometers from the coast of Chile, two thousand to the nearest Pitcairn island, and is the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Politically, Easter island is part of Chile since 1888. He has a strange triangular shape, almost completely flat with three volcanoes.
Rapa Nui (Easter island named by the locals), is perhaps the perfect place to discover the Polynesian culture of its inhabitants and the tradition of putting statues of religious significance.
The people of Rapa Nui was isolated from the outside world for centuries. So they began to develop their own, unique culture and especially the huge figures that dominate the landscape. Some of them remained in good condition, others were damaged by weather or acts of violence occurring in a remote island. Looking at the large monolithic statues, Giant Heads called Moai, it is not surprising that Rapa Nui is the subject of many mysterious theories. Another unique element is the ancient language of rongorongo.
Actually, with the development of the culture of Rapa Nui is a tragic story and there are still Continue reading
Over the largest of the Great lakes — Upper began to blow strong winds. So Yes, that started to change the lake ecosystem. The cause of the phenomenon and the consequences to find out, scientists from Wisconsin.
In canadian-American shore of lake superior, the largest area of freshwater lake in the world, over the last 20 years have seen major changes. Professor of Ankur Desai (Desai Ankur) from the University of Wisconsin and his colleagues came to an unexpected conclusion: the increase in the temperature of atmospheric air in the summer has led to the fact that the speed of the winds blowing over the lake has increased. According to scientists, for the same reason, the increased speed and currents. Naturally, such changes could not but affect the inhabitants of the water.
While in sight of limnologen (Ostrovidov) managed to get only the phytoplankton. The scientists conducted their research since 1985. Based on data collected using three hydrological buoys and satellite imagery, Professor Desai and his colleagues have figured out what is going on with the Top.
The lake warms up…
According to scientists, the temperature in the surface layers of the lake during the summer period increased at a rate of 1.2°C in one decade. And the water heats up 15% faster than the air over the lake. Continue reading