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What to know about lake Turkana.

  • Lake Turkana is the world's largest permanent desert lake and the largest alkaline lake in the world.
  • Over 50 species of fish, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, live in Lake Turkana.
  • The waters of the lake are highly alkaline, with a pH level ranging from 9 to 10.5.
  • The Sibiloi National Park and Central Island National Park surround Lake Turkana and are home to various wildlife, including crocodiles, hippos, and over 300 bird species.

  • Lake Turkana is an important archaeological site, with significant discoveries made in the region, including the remains of early hominids and fossils dating back over 2 million years.
  • The lake's unique ecosystem and biodiversity make it a popular destination for tourists, scientists, and nature enthusiasts.
  • Lake Turkana is crucial for the study of evolution and biodiversity due to the endemic fish species found in the lake.
  • Nile tilapia, a few species of fish, are able to survive in the lake's highly alkaline waters.
  • Lake Turkana's alkalinity is due to the high concentration of salts and minerals, which makes it too salty for most fish species to survive.
  • The lake's significance in science, conservation, and tourism makes it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the natural world.

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