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Top 10 Strangest Lakes in World


Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Jellyfish Lake, Palau: - It is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island Palau. Jellyfish are known for drifting to and fro at the whim of ocean currents. The millions of golden jellyfish spend much of their lives on the move during a daily migration that follows the sun’s arc across the sky. Snorkeling in Jellyfish Lake is a popular activity for tourists to Palau.

Boiling Lake, Dominica: - Dominica’s Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park Dominica’s World Heritage site. It is filled with bubbling grayish blue water that is usually enveloped in a cloud of vapors. The lake is approximately 61 m long. Water at the center of this 200 foot wide lake let stays in a constant rolling boil so hot that no one has been able to take an accurate measurement. Because the lake is caused by volcanic activity, it is highly unstable. Sometimes it totally drains, and sometimes it’s the bubbling turmoil you see here.

Lake Manicouagan, Canada: - Plenty of lakes are round in shape, but this is the only known lake that has been cast into the form of an unbroken ring when viewed from above It was created 200 million years ago when a 3.1-mile diameter asteroid and is the fifth largest ever lake.

Lake Superior, North America: - It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. The lake’s average surface elevation is 600 feet above sea level and the waves in the great lakes are tall enough to surf. During winter the water is at a balmy 0 to 5 degrees Celsius and the waters are generally more choppy and erratic than the ocean.

Lake Hillier, Australia: - The Lake filled with perfectly pink water. It’s no trick of light either. The 2,000-foot-long lake stays rosy whether day or night and keeps its hue even if taken away in a bottle. Scientists are baffled by the exact cause, although they have narrowed it down to a few microorganisms and bacteria that live in the lake’s salty deposits. Lake Hillier is located on the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia.

Medicine Lake, Canada: - This Lake exists in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. This lake is strangest because every winter, its water completely disappears; not because of evaporation, but as strangely the water drains from the bottom. Medicine Lake is in fact a four-mile-long, 100-foot-deep flood caused when melting glaciers from the surrounding mountains meet with the Maligne River. Their summer fling happens to be located directly on top of a series of sinkholes that absorb the river, sending it though a 10mile course of underwater caves. Even 4,000 gallons seep out every second, the phenomenon takes weeks. It is also called Magic Lake, and the disappearing act remained a mystery until the 1970s, when biodegradable dye revealed the true nature of its sortilege. Medicine Lake also boasts a healthy population of rainbow trout and brook trout and is a popular spot for fly fishing.

Lake Natron, Tanzania: - The water of this lake is so alkaline, only fish that live in Lake Natron are alkaline tilapia. The water is salty and really hot. The daily temperature in the area is 104 degree Fahrenheit. Deep red and orange color is produced due to red accessory photosynthesizing pigment of cyan bacteria that lives there. The pink color is because of the salt-loving microorganisms that live there. The shallow lake is the only breeding area in East Africa for 2.5 million Lesser Flamingoes, the smallest species of flamingo. Some flamingoes inevitably die in the lake, and when they do, their bodies become calcified, and their carcasses look like tiny statues.

Lake McKenzie, Australia: - There are no more perfect puddles on earth than Lake McKenzie. To start, the impossibly snow-white sand found along its shores is made of 100 percent pure silica, a naturally occurring mineral often used in beauty products that is said to benefit hair, skin, and nails. It is a ‘perched’ lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does not flow to the ocean.

Lake Nyos, Cameroon: - It is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon and a volcanic dam impounds the lake waters. In 1986, Lake Nyos caused one of the largest unusual natural disasters in recorded history when it literally blew up without warning. It sent a torrent of water 300 feet into the air, followed by a small tsunami to the lake’s shores. Then came a burst of carbon dioxide at 60 miles an hour, creating a roving toxic cloud that suffocated 1,746 people in three days, before dispersing.

Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan: - The Dead Sea is 10 times saltier than almost any other sea on earth. And because one part in three is salt, you can float on its surface. Its salinity is said to have healing powers for skin and joints, and at 1,486 feet below sea level, it is the lowest place on earth.

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