When you are in Uganda, make a trip to lake Victoria. Only in this lake is home to fish, Marco, in other bodies of water the fish lived 300 million years ago. She is able to hold the inhaled air in the gills – so only makes a man: holds the air in his lungs. This fish represents the element of the so-called “adapter”, between the fish and animals on land. In addition to this unique fish in the lake full – full of crocodiles. Another phenomenon – an unimaginably rapid formation of new species and subspecies of fish – the phenomenon puts Darwin’s theory of evolution to a standstill, as he claimed that this is possible only over a long period of time. But the little fish from lake Victoria baffled not only the theory of Darwin, but of many scientists. On the same place in a few years it is again possible to observe a new appearance. And what absolutely fantastic – the ability to change the fish from this lake you can almost see already in the next generation, even if they live in your aquarium!
In addition to its rich underwater world and its inhabitants, the lake is also known in that it originates the sacred Nile. Victoria – the largest lake in Africa and second largest in the world. Fresh water in the lake is of excellent quality, Continue reading
The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia — Issyk-Kul. The total volume of water of the Issyk-Kul lake — 1738 km2, its average depth-278 m, maximum depth-668 m, the coastline stretches for 688 km, the length of the largest lake of Kyrgyzstan from the North to the South — 58 km, and from West to East is 182 km away.
Lake Issyk-Kul located at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between the ridges of the Northern Tien-Shan: Terskey Ala-too and Kungei Ala-too. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
The largest lake of Kyrgyzstan is powered by water more than eighty rivers, but none of them carries its water back, so the water in the lake is salty (salinity — 5,90%). The ancient name of the lake — “ACE-Kul” — «Salty lake” speaks for itself, the water here is not potable. The present name of the lake — “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated from Kyrgyz as the “Hot lake”. It is also logical — the lake never freezes (even in the depths of winter and severe frosts), due to the considerable depth of the water does not become completely cool. In July and August, the water warms up to +18−20°, and in winter cools to + 4,2−5,0°.
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Lakes located in the U.S.
The most famous lakes in the US – this is the Great lakes, which are connected by the Straits and rivers. The area of these lakes exceeds 245 thousand square kilometers, water volume is more than 22 thousand square kilometers. The great lakes are for the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes. The surface of the lake is from all of the world’s surface fresh water and 21 %. The people of the shores of these lakes received the name “third coast”, after the Pacific and Atlantic. Average lake depth exceeds the depth of the Baltic sea and the North sea.
The system of the Great lakes is the great lakes, in the amount of five pieces, and many smaller ones. The lakes are small Islands, which amounts to thirty five thousand. The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake superior. The second largest of all the Great lakes is lake Huron. Lake Michigan ’ s fourth largest freshwater lake. The tenth largest freshwater lake– Erie. The smallest largest lake system in the Great lakes – Ontario. Great lakes shipping industry actively developed. The goods are transported by special courts, called “brown truck” or “serniki”, the length of which can reach three hundred meters. They are the largest Continue reading