The largest lake has been found in Romania

The largest lake has been found in Romania

Source: Lyubov Ivanova
Romanian scientists from the National Institute of Marine Geoecology (GeoEcoMar) and the University of Bucharest have discovered the largest lake in the history of the Earth – Megalake Paratetis. It originated more than 12,000,000 years ago and occupied the territory from the Alps to Central Asia, covering all of modern Romania with the exception of the mountains.

Previously, this region was home to the prehistoric Sarmatian Sea, which, as a result of climate change, was transformed into a huge lake filled with unique flora and fauna. Megaleika Parathetis also did not escape the influence of temperature and humidity fluctuations that occurred over millions of years. At the time of its greatest filling, the lake covered an area of almost 2,800,000 square kilometers and contained about 1,800,000 cubic kilometers of water, which is almost 10 times the total volume of all existing lakes today.

The research was conducted three years ago, but the reason to once again celebrate the success of scientists was the inclusion of the "Largest lake in history" in the Guinness Book of Records.
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