The expedition of scientists has completed the investigation of the case that occurred August 21, 1985. On this day over the North shores of lake Nyos in Western Cameroon held a suffocating cloud of gas that left the victims 1746. In the village of Nyos, Soboma, Cha and Fang almost did not remain of the inhabitants, killed all livestock, poultry and even insects.
Since this lake is situated in the crater of a volcano, considered dormant, many researchers, who arrived here shortly after the tragedy, suggested that the volcano came to life and ejected by the eruption of poisonous gas, passing through water, poison on everything in its path alive.
The survey, carried out by expeditions from Italy, France, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, the USA and the UK, found that damaged vegetation along the banks of the lake. The foliage was covered with a brown film. In some places the leaves were black and shrivelled, as from cold. The conclusion was: it is a consequence of the fact that gas emitted from the depths of the lake, extending, cooled and iced foliage. It is known that the selection of dissolved carbon dioxide CO2 is the absorption of energy and therefore causes cooling. In this case cooling could be 10 degrees. The first attempts to take chemical samples of deep water were unsuccessful: when lifting vessels Continue reading
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The most impressions in one campaign! You will discover unique places where most tourists can’t reach it, overnight in tents, clean mountain air, the difficulties and the joys of Hiking and then rafting along one of the rivers of Gorny Altai. A journey on two elements – earth and water 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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