Our country is the largest in the territory. And correspondingly, many natural sites in Russia are exceptional and unique. And one of these magical places can definitely be considered the deepest lake in the world. It is, of course, about the lake Baikal which is in Siberia.
The most amazing and deepest lake in the world
The epithet “most-most” is best suited to lake Baikal. After all, it is the deepest lake in the world . as well as the deepest trench on Earth and the largest reservoir of the purest drinking water. Hard to imagine that the amount of collected water here he is ahead in several times North American Great lakes combined.
The area, which covers the deepest lake in the world Baikal . equal to a little less than 32 thousand square kilometers. The deepest point on the lake is measured at 1186 meters, the average depth of lake Baikal is more than 700 meters. By the way, not all lakes can boast even the maximum values of such depth.
Disputes about the deepest lake
Despite the fact that Baikal has long been recognized as the deepest lake, recently started to have some disputes about it. Some believe that the world’s deepest lake – Ladoga . But this statement is totally wrong. Because its depth is 230 meters, and therefore it is not included even Continue reading
When you invite friends and acquaintances to diving safaris in Djibouti, 85% people ask: “And where is it?” The answer is “near Eritrea” does not all.
But it is more important then the question “why?” In Djibouti, but rather in the local Tugursky Bay, going specifically to dive with whale sharks. In the Gulf, in the period from late October to March, the winds and currents create conditions for the rapid development of plankton, which attracts whale sharks and other sea creatures. As you know – whale – biggest shark and the biggest fish on Earth (measured maximum length – 13.7 m). Despite these dimensions, the whale shark is absolutely safe for humans because it eats only plankton. And here goes the people in this small country to meet these enormous beauties. Such a number of whale sharks will not find anywhere else in the world!
If the Maldives on their long and tedious watch, and then chasing one man by 30, then to Djibouti meet the young whale flocks up to 20 individuals! During our Safari in late November 2009, the crowds did not see, next to the ship simultaneously used up to nine sharks. Small meters… 7-9 Whale circled slowly on the spot right at the water surface, sometimes going in depth. And the whole dance repeated every day.
Underwater world Tjurskogo Bay is impressive even experienced divers. Rich and intact Continue reading
The lake is very vulnerable, so they are difficult to maintain. But their condition is largely ignored, even if it gets worse
More than half of lakes and reservoirs on Earth threatened ecological catastrophe. But the world pays little attention. This will be examined at the International conference on monitoring ecological status of lakes.
The Commission of experts at a conference in Japan stated that lakes are polluted with agricultural fertilizers, waste industry and human activity, and increasing demand for water contributes to the drying up of lakes.
Some lakes are already in a catastrophic state. For example, the Aral Sea located in Central Asia between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. After the direction of rivers flowing into it was changed to 60 years for agricultural purposes, the lake area has decreased in two times.
Experts say that other large lakes are under threat of destruction. This is lake Victoria in Africa, lake Okeechobee in Florida and lake Baikal in Russia.
Lake in the UK, for example, suffer from congestion caused by tourism, while risk and ecological systems. Although lakes in industrialized and developing countries are in danger, only rich countries can find the resources to save them. This is the opinion of experts.
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