Top 10 lakes facts Selected as the most interesting among lakes related questions in Lakes quiz Where is the saltiest lake in the world?In Antarctica. With a salinity level of over 40%, Don Juan Pond is the saltiest of the Antarctic lakes. This salinity allows the pond to remain liquid even at temperatures as low as −50 °C (−58 °F) due to the interference of salts with the bonding of water molecules. Don Juan Pond was discovered in 1961 by George H. Meyer.Created by: Tschukasalt facts » Which lake is the oldest in the world?Lake Baikal is the deepest and the oldest lake, at least 25 million years old. It was formed as an ancient rift valley. Due its age, size and isolation, it hosts about 1000 endemic species of plants and animals (which can be found nowhere else in the world).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Russia facts » What kind of ships have typically the longest lifespan?Great Lakes freighters. Since the freshwater lakes are less corrosive to ship than the salt water of the oceans, many of the Lakers remain in service for long periods and the fleet has a much higher average age than the ocean-going fleet. The St. Mary's Challenger, built in 1906, is currently the oldest boat on active duty on the Lakes.Created by: Shankar Kumarnavy facts » Where was this photo taken most likely?In Israel. The Dead Sea is one of the world's saltiest lakes. Its water has a density of 1.240 kg/l, which makes swimming similar to floating. For comparison, fresh water has 1.0 kg/l and average seawater has 1.025 kg/l.Created by: CleoIsrael facts » What is the longest freshwater lake in the world?Tanganyika. The length of the lake is 673 km (418 miles). It is also the 2nd deepest freshwater lake in the world, 2nd oldest and the 2nd largest by volume.Created by: Edis Kukogeography facts » In moderate and cold climates, a tree gains one ring every year, which allows us to estimate its age. Where else we can estimate age in similar fashion?At the bottom of the lake, sedimentation. A the bottom of some lakes the sediments stay very well preserved. Lamina lucida and lamina densa are created during the one year cycle. This fact can be used as lake's age estimation.Created by: Ninjaigeology facts » The Elevation of Lake Superior is 183m, Michigan 177m, Huron 176m and Erie 174m. How about Ontario?75m. The gradient between The Great Lakes is generally very shallow. However, the descent between Erie and Ontario is greater than between any of the others, and includes the spectacular Niagara Falls, 51m high.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Canada facts » What is the largest lake in the world?Caspian Sea. In the past, Caspian Sea was a part of Tethys Ocean. It became landlocked about 5.5 million years ago due to tectonic uplift and a fall in sea level. With the total area of 370 000 square km, the lake is larger than Germany.Created by: KYRTAPSgeography facts » What is the name of this lake?Balkhash. Lake Balkhash is the 13th largest lake in the world. The lake is divided by a strait into two distinct parts. The western is a fresh water half, while the eastern half is saline.Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite photos facts » Which large lake is visible at this satellite image?Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is surrounded by the Andes. It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft).Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite images facts » Play lakes quiz and see all the questions.