Seealpsee is a lake at 1142 m above sea level. M
The Seealpsee is a lake at 1142 m above sea level. M. lying lake in the Alpstein area in Switzerland and belongs to the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.
In July 2009 and 2010, according to studies by the ETH Zurich and the Universities of Zurich and Copenhagen from 2009, the Seealpsee turned red due to a high density of the alga Tovellia sanguinea, a dinoflagellate species. This thrives particularly well in nutrient-poor cold water lakes at altitudes of over 1000 meters. This is the first occurrence of red water staining by Tovellia sanguinea since the Lake Tovel stains until 1964.
Length: 630 m Altitude: 1,143 m Area: 14 ha Maximum depth: 15 m
Discharge: Schwendebach → Sitter → Thur → Rhine → North Sea
Text / Source: wikipedia.org
August 2, 2022
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