Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

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Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

 

  • Location: Spain, Tenerife
  • Peak: 3718 m a.s.l.

 
Pico del Teide volcano is located in Tenerife, which is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. The mountain lies near the north-west coast of Africa and occupies the greater part of the island’s surface. The crater’s circumference is unbelievable 48 km. Tenerife experienced its greatest eruption in 1709, when a stream of lava destroyed most of the port of Garachico and the northern coast. Magma sailed the valley for nine days. For the last time the volcano was active in 1909. When through the north-western slope of the mountain, flowed a lava river, long for 5 km.

Along the foot of the volcano spreads a very fertile lowland, which is moist and green all year long. Bananas, almonds, orange trees and vegetables are grown there. The southern slopes, on the contrary – moisture and rain almost do not know. The mountain can boast a world record – at sunrise the volcano casts a pyramid-shaped shadow, up to 200 km long. Which is undoubtedly the longest shadow in the world.

In the Stone Age people considered the volcano as the seat of the cruel god Guayot. During one of his trips to the New World, Christopher Columbus witnessed the activity of this dangerous mountain.

Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – Most often cultivated Actinidia deliciosa

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Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – Most often cultivated Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – With over 50 species of kiwi, the most popular is Actindia deliciosa. In China, the fruits of woody Actinidia vines with a green jelly-like flesh in a rough skin have been eaten for a long time. With time, this Chinese gooseberry was cultivated in New Zealand. There, American soldiers stomped on it, stationed on the island during World War II. In the 1960s, farmers introduced these fruits to their export offer. But to increase their market attractiveness, they changed their name to kiwi. Today, New Zealand is one of the largest kiwi exporters in the world, and its symbol is the non-flying kiwi birds.

Algae Chlamydomonas – Different colors of snow

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Algae Chlamydomonas – Different colors of snow

Algae Chlamydomonas – Freshly fallen snow seems pure white, although the snowflakes are transparent. This is because they reflect white sunlight evenly. We found 100 species of plants that live in the snow, coloring it in green, brown, purple and even blood-red. The last color is represented by monocellular algae from the Chlamydomonas species living in the colonies behind the Arctic Circle. Because they absorb more solar heat than the surroundings, so the snow around them melts, and the algae sink into the pits that cover the ice layer from above. In such micro – greenhouses a constant temperature of around 0 ┬░ C prevails.

Extraterrestrial civilization

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Extraterrestrial civilization

Extraterrestrial civilization – According to a survey by CBOS up to 39 percent. Poles believe in the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. If you ask children how looks alien, most would answer that it is green. – Because the image of an alien know from fairy tales, movies, and even advertising of vitamins for children.

American Lobster – Often found in blue-green color

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American Lobster – Often found in blue-green color

American Lobster (Homarus americanus) – Most often found in blue-green color with brown or red pliers. After cooking lobster becomes red, as in boiling water decomposes green dye. The blue coloration of American lobster is the result of a genetic defect that makes the lobster produces too much protein crust cyanine. Blue color is one in 2 million lobsters.

Unlike other animals grow throughout their lives. In adulthood can grow his lost limb. It lives up to 140 years.

Turquoise water color – Floating particles of limestone

Turquoise water color - Faaker See Lake

Turquoise water color – Floating particles of limestone

Turquoise water color – For a beautiful bluish-colored waters Faaker See in Carinthia respond floating in the water, microscopic particles of limestone. Brings them power water stream flowing downhill mountain Mittagskogel in┬áKaravanke (mountains on the border between Slovenia and Austria).

Although the water may seem clear, in fact, it is blue. You can not see it in a glass, but when we are dealing with a greater amount of it, eg. In a mountain lake, no longer so. Visible light, white, consists of all the colors of the rainbow, which behave differently in water. Water absorbs most of the waves the red end of the visible spectrum, blue light hand – far less, giving the blue color of the water. Well it shows where we are bottom of the highly reflective, eg. At a tropical beach with white sand.

Suspended particles of rock the size measured in microns, like those in Faaker See and other lakes renowned for its turquoise water, for example. Lake Louise in Canada, at least absorb green light. As a result, green and blue taken together give a water color of turquoise.