Kamchatka: acid lake Trinity
Dangerous the lake is at the top of the volcano Small Semyachik. Namely, in the crater of the name of the Trinity. It attracts tourists with its amazing color —…

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Montenegro. Attractions Of Montenegro. Skadar lake
  Skadar lake is not only the largest lake in the Balkans, but also one of the few remaining wetlands with fresh water, the natural habitat of pelicans and the…

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Mirages over lake Baikal – the most mysterious lake

 

The Mirage has long been perceived as a normal, natural, real. Any physicist, even not most skilled, can explain the nature of this phenomenon is literally “on fingers”. The mystery of mirages is that they arise unpredictable and also display anything.

One of the places on the planet where you can see various mirages, is a well-known lake Baikal, is surrounded by mysteries and riddles. Despite the paranormality of lake Baikal, mirages on site wonder only the tourists, but the locals have long been taking them for granted. It is not strange, because the Mirage near lake Baikal appears quite often. For example, the inhabitants of coastal settlements see mirages from 2 to 16 times a year. Often they display the opposite shore, rocks, trees. The most extensive and strange mirages on Baikal are those where you can see outlying villages, their homes, and even people. Mirages above the lake observed in 1957, scientist V. Lamakin, who for long time was engaged in the study of lake Baikal. He saw in the sky above the lake by a passing passenger train TRANS-Siberian railway.

In extremely rare cases, the lake is even more striking. Sometimes, in the worlds above it can be seen areas located thousands of kilometers away from lake Baikal.

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Lake Titicaca

 

Lake Titicaca General information:

Area: 8300 km, of which about 5,000 km ² relates to the territorial waters of Peru.

Length: 180 km.

Width: from 50 to 60 km.

Depth: average is 140-180 m maximum -304 M.

The population density on the coast: 100 persons per km ².

Average water temperature: +0 S. 11

The lake is located at an altitude of 3812 m.

It is 50 km from La Paz.

Titicaca — the largest mountain lake in freshwater, the second surface area of the lake of South America (after lake Maracaibo). The highest navigable lake on earth. Located in the Andes. The name consists of the words of the Quechua Indian language: titi – Puma and Kaka – rock.

The sea in the Andes

The size of lake Titicaca is comparable to a real sea.

It is the largest Alpine lake in the world.

The largest lake in South America located at an altitude of 3812 m above sea level and divided between two countries — Peru and Bolivia. After the defeat in the war with Chile in 1883, Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific, so rich in fish, lake Titicaca is of special importance. Between Peru and Bolivia there are regular ships, but more often on the water of the lake to meet the boats of the Indians, made of the coastal cane. The people Continue reading

Unique lake will protect public inspectors

 

In the village of Navoloki Kupinsky district trained and awarded certificates of public inspectors for nature protection five local residents.

According to the head of the Department of natural resources and environment Yuri Marchenko, the main tasks of inspectors – practical assistance for the protection of the natural monument of the regional significance of the Lake is Bitter.

«In recent years at the lake, the cases of illegal extraction of cysts of the crustacean Artemia Salina (shrimps eggs). This year decided to organize round-the-clock protection of monument of nature in the reproduction period of Artemia using specialized security company. Interaction with this company is one of the duties of public inspectors», – said the head of the Department.

As reports a press-service of the Governor and the government of the Novosibirsk region, the training of inspectors in the districts; in the future this work will continue in other districts of the region. In order to preserve rare for the area of the reservoir, Bitter lake in 2003 was established the monument of nature of regional significance “Bitter Lake” of the Novosibirsk region. The area of the monument is over 700 hectares. Continue reading