Monday, November 9, 2015

Caspian Sea

We've talked about all the oceans in the world, let's learn about some lakes!

The largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea.
It is in Asia, and borders with the countries of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan.

The saltwater Caspian Sea sometimes called a sea instead of a lake, because at the bottom of the lake the water actually connects underground and goes out to the ocean.
Lakes are usually not connected to any other large bodies of water like oceans, except by rivers.
If a large body of water is connected right to an ocean it is usually called a sea.

(from: wikipedia - caspian sea)

Whether the Caspian Sea is a sea or a lake, it is a really huge place!
It has more than 3 times the water than all of the Great Lakes in the US combined.

(from: wikipedia - caspian sea)

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