The most dramatic differences in environmental conditions creates a contrast between the lowland East and the mountainous West of the country. Eastern Canada, wide open to the Arctic ocean, divided into numerous Islands, with deeply cut on South broad Hazanovym the Bay and is constantly subjected to a powerful Arctic air mass intrusion. As a result the tundra zone with sparse vegetation and permafrost formed on 55-57° North latitude, i.e. the latitude of Moscow. In the Central Piedmont part of the country on the same latitude are the canadian prairies and on the Pacific coast, protected by the mountain system of the Cordillera, virtually no winter, and on the mountain slopes develop tall “coastal forest” in which individual trees reach 40 to 60, and sometimes 90 m height. This is the famous sichinskaya spruce, Douglas fir, Western gemlok, etc. a Notable feature of Canada is the development of large lake-river systems. Is the Mackenzie river, carrying water into the Arctic ocean, in the pool which are situated the famous lake Great bear, Great Slave, Athabasca. The other system is the Nelson river, which flows into Hudson Bay, the basin of which includes lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis, Manitoba, and many others. The third system is the river St. Lawrence, carrying water into the Atlantic ocean. It includes all five Great lakes. The lakes are connected Continue reading
Because the lake is a closed basin, they are literally tanks for experimental mixes. They can happen strange chemical reactions, but also to emerge anomalous creatures that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Some lakes are places of catastrophic events in history, such as falling meteors or volcanoes while others keep the ancient secrets or unique geological formations.
Present to our readers the 13 most amazing lakes of our planet.
The boiling lake
The boiling lake on the island of Dominica is the second largest hot spring in the world, although you are unlikely to want to dive in its waters.
Along the coast the water temperature rises to 80-90 degrees Celsius, while the Central part is too hot to approach and measure. The lake is almost completely closed by clouds of steam, and its gray water constantly boiling.
Water from this creepy lake in Bolivia, blood red, and its surface is covered with strange Islands of borax – the same substance that is found in many detergents.
The color of the lake is associated with colored sediments and a large number of red algae, which grow rapidly in this place. In the waters of this lake frequently go Flamingo pink, contrasting sharply in this alien landscape.
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When you call lake many of us have associations with fishing. Someone prefers the spinning, someone like bottom or float fishing rods, inflatable boats prices are quite reasonable. Suggest you read some interesting facts
When you call lake many of us have associations with fishing. Someone prefers the spinning, someone like bottom or float fishing rods, inflatable boats prices are quite reasonable. Suggest you read some interesting facts associated with the lakes.
In the Pacific ocean on the Rocky island is Jellyfish lake, which is very popular with divers. The pond itself is small, its size does not exceed 460 for 160 meters, but it is inhabited by about two million jellyfish. For every cubic metre of water have an average of two jellyfish. Such an abundance due to favorable conditions and lack of natural enemies.
In the Murmansk region is the unique lake Burial, which has four layers of water with different salinity. The top layer of water – fresh, there are copepods and Daphnia. The bottom has a salinity of 3.3%, it was chosen by purple bacteria. In the middle two layers are inhabited by marine life such as sea stars, etc. as if They are trapped between Continue reading