Unique Lotus lake destroyed in Vladivostok. According to one of the users of Facebook, flowers torn from the pond with the rhizome, and there are traces of heavy equipment, reports RIA PrimaMedia.
«Okeanskaya station recently destroyed a unique Lotus lake, which is 40 years brought joy to the residents of Vladivostok and visitors to the city. Lotuses plucked up by the roots, leaving only traces of heavy equipment That vandalism?», — laying out a network picture of the lake in its current condition.
From RIA PrimaMedia recall that earlier in 2011 in the Pozharskii district of the whole Lotus lake in Primorye, killed a businessman. Entrepreneur has turned a unique natural area in the swamp dried up and disappeared.
The Lotus, the jewel of the Far East and listed in the Red Book. To see them, there are hundreds of tourists.
In our region growing “Lotus Komarova”. Flower was kept as a tertiary relic, a living fossil of past geological periods when the climate in this area was warmer. A perennial plant from ancient times was considered sacred. Purple Lotus flower a symbol adopted Lesozavodsk urban district. Continue reading
The largest lake of the Earth: the Caspian sea-lake (376 km2), Upper (82,4 km2), Victoria (68 km2), lake Huron (59.6 thousand km2), mi (58 km2). The deepest lake on the planet — Baikal (1620 m), followed by Tanganyika (1470 m), the Caspian sea-lake (1025 m), Nyasa (706 m) and Issyk-Kul lake (668 m).
The greatest lake on Earth — the Caspian sea is located in the hinterland of Eurasia, it contains 78 thousand km3 of water — more than 40% of the total lacustrine waters of the world and the area superior to the Black sea. The Caspian sea is a lake called due to the fact that it possesses many marine characteristics — huge size, large volume of water, strong storms, and specific hydrochemical regime. From North to South, the Caspian sea stretches for about 1200 km from West to East 200-450 km In origin it is part of the ancient Pontic salted lake that existed 5-7 million years ago. In the ice age from Arctic seas into the Caspian sea has penetrated the seal, sheefish, salmon, small crustaceans; in the sea-the lake and some Mediterranean species of fish that remained from those times, when the Caspian sea was connected to the Black and Mediterranean seas .
The water level in the Caspian sea is below sea level and periodically varies; the reasons for these fluctuations are not yet enough clear. And change the shape of the Caspian Continue reading
Lake Medvezhye (Kurgan region).
Kurgan. August 10, 2015. 20:04 — REGNUM In the Kurgan region, poachers destroy the unique bear lake. As reported to IA REGNUM in the press service of the regional government, on a lake, which is considered analogous to the Dead sea in the middle East, poachers sacks of harvested Artemia cysts — crustaceans, which are responsible for the composition and quality of therapeutic mud and brine.
Brine shrimp are plankton of the lake and have unique healing properties. The eggs (cysts) of the crustacean Artemia are widely used in cosmetology, Oriental medicine, in the cultivation of poultry and as feed for industrial fish farming and aquarium.
The main buyers of Artemia cysts are Chinese companies, according to the newspaper «top secret”. The price of the biological resource in the black market reaches 8 thousand rubles for a bag, and typed it in half an hour.
The regional authorities consider that it is necessary to prohibit commercial production of Artemia cysts in the lake is bearish, especially because this crustacean is found for another 18 lakes in the region. But so far has limited itself to strengthening the protection of the shores of the lake to the final Continue reading