Lakes Description characteristics
  In Karelia are the largest lakes of Europe - Ladoga and Onega. Stand out for their size also Vygozero (1000 sq km), Topozero. Segozero, Pjaozero, Vodlozero, Kuito, Sumozero. In…

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Death Valley - the last point
  "Death valley" is a word in daily use among many peoples of the world. About the sinister places, in which dies and unexplained things are happening, people tend to…

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The MOST AMAZING LAKES of RUSSIA!

 

Caspian sea — lake, the largest in the world by area and volume of water. K its shores appears five States. The salinity of the most part of the reservoir is about three times smaller than the oceanic, in the North the water is almost fresh.

In the Caspian sea registered 101 species of fish, it is focused the majority of the world’s reserves of sturgeon, as well as freshwater fish such as roach, carp, perch.

Ladoga and Onega lakes — the largest in Europe.

On the Ladoga lake – the abundance of Islands, which number more than 650

Lake Onega is one of the largest freshwater bodies of Europe. Its area is about 10,000 square kilometers. the length 248 km, width up to 80 kilometers. The average depth is 30 meters.

Lake Elton — one of the most interesting natural objects on the territory of the Volgograd region. Salt lake of enormous size, comparable only with Israeli the Dead sea, is situated in the middle of Pallasovsky steppe.

It has long been noticed that by the end of summer the surface of the lake is colored in mysterious purple-Golden color.

In Russia, the Lotus grows only in two places — in the Astrakhan region and in the far East. Lotus lake (or Goose) — a unique pond, all summer covered with a carpet of rare flowers. This lake is situated on one of the most picturesque Islands of the Peter the Great Bay

About the lake tell a wondrous legend. If before it was the valley where stood the village. In the middle of the village stood a well. One day from this well began to flow water, which flooded the village. It is believed that it broke the water of lake Baikal, which connects Crow huge underground channel. They say there is even the wreckage of ships that sank in the lake, find. And endemic fish found in the lake of Lotuses.

Denmark – travel feature

 

Denmark — it’s a small country with beautiful nature and rich history. Not accidentally it is called the “Pearl of the Scandinavian Peninsula”: because of its small territory focused real treasures of culture and history to visit, all year round: in winter and summer.

The capital — københavn (Copenhagen), cities — Aalborg (Alborg), århus (Aarhus) and Odense (Odense).

In snow season this hospitable country offers to spend unforgettable new year holidays in the fairytale capital, Copenhagen is rich or attractions in Aarhus. Or go to Odense — the birthplace of perhaps the most famous storyteller in the world — Hans Christian Andersen. In addition, the trip by boat visiting some of the Scandinavian countries can enjoy, both adults and children.

In summer, the Kingdom prepares special surprises that will appeal to family tourists. First, this is an awesome theme parks — Legoland and Tivoli. Secondly, the fabulous beaches of the Danish Riviera, where during the winter the tired mothers will be able to enjoy high quality treatments at local SPA hotels. Third, amazing nature. Beautiful lakes with sandy beaches, like toys, gingerbread farm, where you can taste delicious national dishes and taste local cheeses. Finally, the romantic old fortress, part of which today is open as a hospitable Continue reading

Thank you for the warming: the most northerly lake comes back to life

 

Lake Kaffeklubben (detsk. Kaffeklubben Sø, 83 37′) is located on a small (48 ha) of the eponymous island. to the North of Greenland, only 707 km from the pole. This is the most Northern lake on the Earth.

For a long time scientists argued about whether to receive life in such places, the impulse to reproduce as a result of nitrate pollution, or make her stop the impending effects of global warming. It seems that an international group of researchers under the guidance of Bianca Perren of the University of Franche-comté (France) managed to answer this question.

Water near the shore Kaffeklubben. No, not the result of a continuous thawing, and only a puddle formed on the surface of thick ice. Nevertheless, diatoms thrive already, for the first time in 2,400 years. (Photo by Bianca Perren et al.)

Despite the harsh living conditions, once the lake was full Kaffeklubben life in the face of cyanobacteria. The ice over the lake while constant, varying only the thickness. But even under 1-2 m of ice cyanobacteria survive. However, they are most active in summer when the air temperature above the ice reservoir is as high as +1,6 C. But more complex forms of life here. But now, but once…

3 500 years ago, when the lake had just been formed, it occupied several Continue reading