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When a Sea Disappears (12 pics)

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The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest saline body of water. It has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s, after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects. And now it's almost gone leaving a dessert full of old shipwrecks.

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№1 Author: dustin_is_stoopid (13 Oct 2010 00:36) Total user comments: 149


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that would be an awesome sight to see
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№2 Author: thewaffler (13 Oct 2010 01:39) Total user comments: 30


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camels. that's a great one. 04
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№3 Author: daniela23 (13 Oct 2010 01:49) Total user comments: 107


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Wow, this desert was man made?
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№4 Author: Patty (13 Oct 2010 01:59) Total user comments: 1766


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Wow.
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№5 Author: adzhoe (13 Oct 2010 02:22) Total user comments: 14959


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Amazing. How much wildlife/sealife died off as a result of this?
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№6 Author: micky mike (13 Oct 2010 02:28) Total user comments: 884


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kinda scary imagine that will happen to most of the water area on the planet
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№7 Author: Link was here (13 Oct 2010 09:47) Total user comments: 1329


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This shows just how fragile is the balance of nature.

If you're interested you can find a nice .gif showing the shrinking of the Aral Sea and the increase of the of the desert Aralkum:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi

kipedia/commons/9
/9f/Aral_Sea.gif
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№8 Author: nico (13 Oct 2010 10:00) Total user comments: 3050


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№9 Author: Jinxaruny (13 Oct 2010 10:45) Total user comments: 10324


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№10 Author: salsapopo (13 Oct 2010 11:37) Total user comments: 12723


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№11 Author: Ty Webb (13 Oct 2010 12:05) Total user comments: 6156


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well that's one way of getting your boat back.
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№12 Author: jP (13 Oct 2010 13:33) Total user comments: 855


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№13 Author: joffenbaker (13 Oct 2010 14:43) Total user comments: 4965


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I can see why #5 sank 07
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№14 Author: 2fuzzy (13 Oct 2010 14:45) Total user comments: 10400


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Great post, and good follup info link! +1
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№15 Author: Bender Rodriguez (13 Oct 2010 14:57) Total user comments: 1101


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In Soviet Russia camels hide under shipwrecks.
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№16 Author: fluorescentG (13 Oct 2010 15:44) Total user comments: 3958


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im suprised so much can grow in the soil
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№17 Author: ledouxrt (13 Oct 2010 19:32) Total user comments: 502


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Camel on #9 needs Viagra.
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№18 Author: Lu (13 Oct 2010 19:54) Total user comments: 15082


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This is where "Ships of the desert" meet.
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№19 Author: Dallizzt (13 Oct 2010 23:12) Total user comments: 1467


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damn
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№20 Author: amerJD (14 Oct 2010 03:21) Total user comments: 1400


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№21 Author: raymond.wendt (14 Oct 2010 11:52) Total user comments: 9115


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I don't think it has much to do with the environment, it's the ever changing world.
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№22 Author: apari (14 Oct 2010 18:12) Total user comments: 827


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How could 8 ships have sunk all in a row??
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№23 Author: mudassargold (15 Oct 2010 14:19) Total user comments: 1951


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№24 Author: SassyCat (17 Oct 2010 01:58) Total user comments: 191


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It was caused by Soviets due to watering gigantic crops of cotton industry. Entire sea was shifted away by huge pumps for irrigating these crops. It was literally sucked dry. Sad story.
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