Presentation on theme: "PHOTO-REPORT ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION TO THE ARAL SEA"— Presentation transcript:
1 PHOTO-REPORT ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION TO THE ARAL SEA 11th World Lake Conference October 31 – November 4, 2005, Nairobi, KenyaPHOTO-REPORT ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION TO THE ARAL SEAAugust 22 – September 23, 2005N. Aladin, I. Plotnikov, Ph. Micklin, D. Piriulin, L. Kuznetsov, I. Pankratova, S. Sokolov, E. Putnam, B. Mukhamadiev, J.-F. Cretaux, G. Reznichenko, C. Pala
2 NORTHERN ARAL SEA TRIP (Image date September 4, 2004) AkespeAralskTastubekShevchenko BaySmall Aral SeaAkbastyTshche Bas BayNew DikeKaraterenChernishev BayKulandyBarsekelmes IslandLarge Aral Sea (west)Large Aral Sea (east)
3 SOUTHERN ARAL SEA TRIP (left image, April 8, 2005)
4 During NG expedition we made 4 main routes: Aralsk city – Kamyshlybash lake – Syrdarya river delta – Karateren village – former Barsakelmes island – medieval Kerdery village – Berg strait area – Aralsk cityAralsk city – Zhalanash village – Tastubel village – Butakov bay – Aralsk cityAralsk city – Butakov bay – Akespe village – Chernyshov bay – Kulandy vilage – Tschebas bay – Akbasty vilage – Shevchenko bay – Aralsk cityNukus city – Muinak city – Mezhdurechensky, Sarbas, Muynak reservoirs – Amudarya river delta – Akdarya river bed – Uchsay vilage – Ustjurt plateau – Large Aral Sea coast near New Aktumsyk meteostation – Sudochie Lake – Nukus cityAral Sea today
5 Group photo of National Geographic Aral Sea expedition participants
6 Prof. P.Micklin from Western Michigan University, the leader of expedition
75 View to the eastern part of Butakov bay from the cliff
76 View to the eastern part of Butakov bay from the cliff
77 View to the central part of Butakov bay from the cliff
78 View to the western part of Butakov bay from the cliff. P View to the western part of Butakov bay from the cliff. P.Micklin is making notes about current weather
79 Oil and gas drill tower on the former Aral Sea bottom.
80 Gas condensate plant not far from Muynak Gas condensate plant not far from Muynak. Western tip of former Tigrovy Khvost (Tiger’s tale) island.
81 Permanently closed tube that formally gives water to Muynak reservoir Permanently closed tube that formally gives water to Muynak reservoir. Gate is closed forever in order to decrease groundwater level in the area.
82 Sampling of benthos in Muynak water reservoir (former it was a gulf of the Aral Sea)
83 N.Aladin near beautiful rock at the western coast of the Large Aral Sea
84 The same rock. Local people name it “steam locomotive”
85 Salinity is so high that you could read while floating.
86 Salinity is so high that you could read while floating.
87 Mark of GEF Agency at the coast of the Large Aral Sea
88 Rocky coast of the Large Aral Sea and water sampling on shoals
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