Amazing lake Grave is on the island of Kildin in the Barents sea , one mile from the Kola Peninsula. It is located on the territory of the rural settlement Teriberka. The lake is located near the sea, separated from it by a thin bridge of sand and gravel. The height of the water in it is slightly above sea level.
Lake Mogilny is a hydrological monument of nature of the Murmansk region. Meromictic reservoir in which there is almost no water circulation between layers of different salinity. The lake area is about 90 000 sq m, length – 560 m, width of 280 m, maximum depth – 17 m. the Water – transparent-green, regular, fresh. But only on top.
The phenomenon of the relict lake is that its water column consists of five different layers . Layers of water in the lake never mix. Why? This is a mystery to scientists up to the present time, although the lake is known for more than 400 years.
Each layer has its permanent inhabitants.
The bottom layer of the lake are phenomenal . located at a depth of 17-18 meters, filled with liquid mud. Here rotting organic debris coming from the upper floors. Saturated with hydrogen sulphide, as is well known, kills all living things, so I live here only certain types Continue reading
All the continents of our Earth can be found lakes, both large and small, both artificial and natural. According to preliminary calculations, their number is about 5 thousand pieces. And now we will talk about the largest lake in the world and its features.
The largest lake in the world and its paradox
No matter how surprising and ironic as it may sound, but the largest lake in the world is the sea. Indeed, the Caspian sea, which is so named because of its enormous size (its area is over 370 thousand square kilometers), has no outlet to the ocean and not freshwater, and therefore are actually recognized by the lake.
By the way, the biggest lake boasts big depth: the maximum level reaches 1025 meters. Thus, it is smaller than lake Baikal is more than 600 meters. It is conditionally possible to say that this sea found 2 parts of the world: Asia and Europe . Its shores are washed by 5 countries.
The largest freshwater lakes in the world
If we consider the rating of: “The largest freshwater lake in the world “, is the leader lake superior. It is located on the border of Canada and the United States. It belongs to the Great lakes system. Continue reading
The great lakes of North America – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – with their connecting channels form the largest freshwater system on Earth. Their total area exceeds 245 OOO square km, and the volume is 22 cubic km 813 – fifth of all freshwater on the planet. If you spread it out evenly across the US, she will cover her in a layer of 3 m. the Great lakes are so vast that it has identified a special climate with cool summers and abundant winter snowfall. When cold Arctic air invades into the saturated moisture atmosphere, snow literally falls asleep in the coastal town. The observer caught on the surface of the moon, able to see these lakes to the naked eye and even to identify the largest of them – the Upper, the most extensive fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline of 4500 km, the width from East to West is 560 km and from North to South 260 km, Water of this lake is fed which flows into the Atlantic ocean the St. Lawrence river.
THE LAKE, BORN OF THE EXPLOSION
Crater lake, the deepest lake in North America,was the result of a powerful eruption 7700 years ago. The explosion of the volcano Mazama in the Cascade mountains in the territory of Oregon left a crater (the Caldera) with a depth of about 1200 m, which gradually filled with water. Continue reading