The biggest Japanese lake
Biwa is the largest lake of the Country of the rising sun. Since ancient times it is famous for the clear waters, in recent years this pond is an example of careful attitude to the nature for the entire world community.
The largest lake of Japan located on the largest island of the country of Honshu . Here, in the Western part, in Shiga Prefecture have any long revered by the Japanese as a sacred lake Biwa. The water of this lake is so clear that the legend about its purity were stacked hundreds of years ago.
To call this Alpine lake can only be a stretch, Biwa height above sea level of only 86 meters. The length of the lake is 63 km and a width of 20 km. the lake Is divided into North and South. The Northern part of lake Biwa deeper, the average depth here is 50 meters, the southern part of the Biwa is much smaller – tens of times. The deepest part of the lake Biwa is a depression in 104 metres from the water’s surface.
Interestingly, the temperature of the waters of this lake are the same, even at depth. Scientists this fact is not left alone, was carried out the following experiment: on the bottom of the lake were laid, vacuum-Packed plastic bags with rice. As it turned out, at the bottom of lake rice can be stored for three Continue reading
The lake of death in Italy
One of these creepy lakes is located on the island of Sicily and is called in the local language the lake of death. Even the grass around him begins to break poorly from the soil only at a very decent distance. And the trees and does grow far from the coast. Birds do not dare fly over this lake. In fact, we have had no algae, not to mention the fish. The fact that its a liquid (and not turn the language to say “water”) is a powerful concentrated sulfuric acid! She enters the lake from two powerful springs at the bottom. The water goes from the depths under pressure and dilutes reactive rocks containing sulfur. Dared to approach the lake is threatened by rapid painful suffocation from the fumes of the acid.
In Cameroon, too, has its terrible lake. Officially it is called the NREN, but in spoken language a Thousand deaths. The peculiarity of the lake is that it is located in a large and deep crater of the active volcano. The lake is all the time saturated with sulfuric acid gas. As soon as the volcano comes to life and follows quake, acid lake “explodes”. The picture is absolutely fantastic – a real hell. A huge cloud of acid vapour covers not only the lake but also the area around it for miles. To breathe in such an atmosphere is impossible. Continue reading