By: Shannon Farlouis
Lake Assal is a crater lake that is located in Djibouti and this is a saline lake that rests below sea level at 509 feet. This lake has no outflow because of high evaporation. Lake Assal is located in the center of the country and...
By: J. Lang Wood
As everyone knows, plants use photosynthesis to convert light, water and nutrients into usable food. However, photosynthesis is not the only way that organisms have found to create the materials they need to survive. Chemosynthesis uses chemical processes that occur naturally to convert materials in...
Communities based on chemosynthesis in the ocean
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Chemosynthesis is the process by which organisms use chemical energy to create organic molecules. Unlike photosynthesis, which converts sunlight into energy, deep ocean organisms utilize chemosynthesis to manufacture carbohydrates and other molecules from the oxidation of sulfates. Chemosynthesis occurs in hydrothermal vents in the deep...
By: Patricia Jankowski
Lake Assal is a saline lake in Africa, located in the Danakil Desert, in the small country of Djibouti. The lake’s name, translated from Arabic, means “honey lake”, undoubtedly due to its high viscosity. Djibouti is on the horn of Africa, between Eritrea...
Facts about Lake Assal
By: Nick Ford
Lake Assal is a small East African lake in central/east Djibouti. It lies within the Great Rift Valley. When the nineteenth century geographer John Walter Gregory first used the phrase Great Rift Valley he used it to describe a geological trench that extends from the...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Coral fluorescence is a common phenomenon among corals and other marine animals. Fluorescen occurs only when the target is stimulated by a certain type of light. A coral may appear to glow in shades of green, red or blue under certain light wavelengths. Corals fluorescen...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Divers look for different kinds of treasures under the sea. Treasure means many things. For some, it is gems as in buried treasure. For others, it is sunken ships and airplanes. For another group of divers, it is the fish that live in the sea...
By: Hai Shunxi
Coastal processes represent a careful balancing act between erosion and the deposition of sediment. A sandy beach is the often ephemeral record of a period when the process of deposition dominates. Sand, fine-grained sediment usually composed of quartz grains, is washed onto the beach by...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Oceans are large bodies of saltwater. Life on this wonderful planet earth began in these huge bodies of water. Oceans are unique in this galaxy. No other planet on the Solar System has water on its surface. Oceans cover approximately 71 percent of our planet's...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The topography of the ocean floor is a vast and diverse as the topography of the land. The world ocean contains four basins each which contain its share of ridges, trenches, volcanoes, shelves and continental rise. They are the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, and Indian. The...

 

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