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Top Nine Spectacular Lakes in the World

1. The Jellyfish Lake in the Republic of Palau

Jellyfish Lake is in the Republic of Palau. Large quantities of jellyfishes live there. The crustal movement made an island come out of the sea, and then the middle part of the island sank. A lake came into being in which thousands of jellyfishes live with algae together.

2. The Mono Lake in California

Mono Lake is located in eastern California with many characteristics such as its high salinity rate. As there is no outlet, while the water in the lake evaporates, the salt mine is left in the lake. The salinity is over twice as high as seawater. However, there are many kinds of marine animals and algae living in the lake. There are a large number of algae and more than sixty billion kinds of shrimps, which are the main food of migrating birds. Hagdons nest and incubate there. They will live there for several months each year, thus a niche is formed. There are a lot of tufa towers in the lake which attracted a lot of artists, shutterbugs, and filmmakers. The famous writer Mark Twain described it as the loneliest place in the world.

3. Lake Baikal in Russia

It is the deepest and biggest freshwater lake, which is also the oldest lake. It is the queen of lakes, which contains more freshwater than that of five great lakes in North America. It owns 20 percent of all the freshwater on the planet, which is home to a lot of freshwater animals. More than 2500 distinct animal species spread in and around this lake. In 1996 it was listed as the World Heritage of the United Nations.

4. The Dead Sea in Jordan

Like Lake Mono and another salt lake, Dead Sea is actually a kind of salt sea. The only main entry of it is the Jordan River. Salinities here are high due to a minuscule amount of rainfall and high evaporation rates. In addition, the dead sea does not have an output. The lake lies 400 meters above sea-level, the lowest on the land of the earth. Along the coast of the dead sea exits the lowest arid land in the world. If you step on the dead, you will find its deepest point is about 1240 feet under the surface of the earth.

5. Lake Toba in Indonesia

Lake Toba is located in the northern part of Sumatra in Indonesia, which is one of the most peaceful and happy tourist attractions. It took shape after a volcanic eruption about 75000 years ago. Thereafter the whole in Indian Peninsula was covered by volcanic ashes which are about 7-feet-high and the planet entered into a six-year-long “volcanic winter”.

6. Loch Ness in the United Kingdom

Loch Ness is a 37-kilometer-long lake which is situated in the grand canyon of the northern part of Scotland highlands. It always makes people feel like a river rather than a lake. The average depth of Loch Ness is as deep as 200 meters, while in the deepest place, it reaches 300 meters. Thus it is the second deep lake in Scotland. As estimated, the amount of freshwater in Loch Ness is more than the total amount of all the fresh water in all the lakes in England and Wales.

7. The Aral Sea in Russia

Located within the confines of the Soviet Union, the Aral Sea is a beautiful lake rather than a sea. It once was the largest lake in the world. As an inland lake, the salinity of the Aral Sea is much higher than that of the freshwater lake because the amount of runoff is less than the amount of evaporation. But fish can still survive in the lake. Once the largest lagoon in Asia and the fourth in the world, the Aral Sea has an area of nearly 70000 square kilometers.

8. Lake Vostok in Antarctica

Located in Antarctica, Lake Vostok is nearly 12500 feet deep. It is a completely isolated lake with a similar size and shape with Ontario. Nobody knows how could the lake keep ice-free without sunshine for millions of years.

9. Delahaye Lake in Diego Costa Rica

Diego-Delahaya Lake is a green lake with its variable depth and it is formed in the crater. The Lake usually turns from light green to gray, pink or red, and which color it turns depends on the gas released by the volcanic activities.