Amazing Waters of the World

Amazing Waters of the World

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and the oceans holds about 96% of all Earth’s water. There is no doubt of the abundance of amazing places across the globe and beautiful array of water wonders.

Niagara Falls

  • The word “Niagara” is derived from the Iroquois Indian word “Onguiaahra” meaning “the strait”
  • Situated on the Canada and U.S. border
  • Produces over 4 million kilowatts of electricity
  • Approx. 8.8 million visits per year
  • Twenty percent of the world’s freshwater lies in the Great Lakes and most flows over Niagara Falls
  • Link to the live cam

The Dead Sea

  • Called “dead’ because its high salinity prevents macroscopic aquatic organisms from living in it
  • It’s a natural salt (30%) lake between Israel and Jordan
  • Its water is blue and green, and the edges are lined with white mineral salt deposits
  • Its water is high in magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium
  • The thick, black mud form on the seabed of the Dead Sea is proven to be good for your skin
  • People can float on the surface of the Dead Sea

The Great Barrier Reef

  • Located on the east coast of Queenland, Australia
  • It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc
  • It is the habitat of the dugong (sea cow) and the large green turtle
  • Link to video

Grand Prismatic Spring

  • It is located in Yellow Stone National Park in Wyoming
  • Surface temperatures reaches up to 189 degrees
  • The water cannot sustain life, except small organisms, algae and bacteria
  • Living bacteria gives the spring its rainbow-like color spectrum
  • This spring is NOT to be touched. It is “for your eyes only”

Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Located in Patagonia, Argentina
  • The glacier is about three miles wide
  • It is always changing and moving, so you can get a wonderful show of ice falling
  • In a typical day, visitors can witness a 27-story building collapse into the lake
  • Video Link