Lake balls of Mývatn

OOne of the few places in the world (others are in Japan and Ukraine) where form whole colonies of marimo – more than 10 cm large balls formed by green algae Aegagropila linnaei. These balls are soft, pleasant, up to 12 cm in diameter. These algae almost died out and now are slowly recovering.

Location, GPS coordinates: 65.5865 N 16.9927 W
Categories: Caves
Values: Biology, Visual
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Norðurland eystra, in several locations in Lake Mývatn

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