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Lakes Uluabat and Kuş Near the Sea of Marmara, Turkey

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December 6th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Turkey - December 6th, 2010

Two lakes stand out in this orthorectified image of part of Turkey near the coast of the Sea of Marmara (top). To the right is Lake Uluabat (also known as Lake Apolyont), and partially visible at the left edge is Lake Kuş (also known as Lake Manyas).

The former is a freshwater lake in the vicinity of Bursa. It is a large body of water, covering an area of between 135 and 160 km², depending on the water level, but it is shallow, only 3 m deep at its deepest point. Lake Kuş, located in the Balıkesir region, is also a shallow freshwater lake with an average depth of 3 m.

The Bosphorus Strait and Lake Kuş, Turkey

February 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes

The Bosphorus Strait, Turkey - January 27th, 2009

The Bosphorus Strait, Turkey - January 27th, 2009

The Bosphorus Strait divides Turkey into the regions of Thrace (closer to Europe) and Anatolia (closer to Asia), and connects the Black Sea to the North with the Sea of Marmara to the South.

The city of Istanbul can be easily spotted along the shores of the Sea of Marmara and the strait, as this densely populated area appears light brown, in comparison with the surrounding green vegetation and dark brown uneven terrain.

Lake Kuş (also called Lake Manyas) can be seen in the lower left hand corner. It is a shallow, nutrient-rich freshwater lake (average depth 3 m) fed by groundwater and four streams. The high presence of nutrients probably leads to greater algal growth and explains the vivid green color of the water.

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