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  Lake Tanganyika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Tanganyika is a large lake in central Africa (3° 20' to 8° 48' South and from 29° 5' to 31° 15' East).
The lake is divided between four countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, with the DRC (45%) and Tanzania (41%) possessing the majority of the lake.
The lake covers 32,900 km², with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570 m and a maximum depth of 1,470 m (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lake_Tanganyika   (718 words)

  
 TANGANYIKA - LoveToKnow Article on TANGANYIKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although drinkable, the water of the lake seems at times at least to be very slightly brackish, and it was supposed by some that no outlet existed until, in 1874, Lieutenant Cameron snowed that the surplus water was discharged towards the upper Congo by the Lukuga river, about the middle of the west coast.
Vegetation is generally luxuriant, and forest clothes portions of the mountain slopes, The lake lies on the dividing line between the floral regions of East and \Vest Africa, and the oil-palm characteristic of the latter is found on its shores.
Though rumours of the existence of the lake had previously reached the east coast, Tanganyika was not visited by any European until, in 1858, the famous expedition of Burton and Speke reached the Arab settlement of Ujiji and partially explored the northern portion.
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 Lake Mweru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Mweru (located at 9°10′S 28°30′E) is a lake located on the border between Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 150 km west of the southern end of Lake Tanganyika.
It is mainly fed by the Luapula River, which comes in through swamps to the south of the lake and the Kalyngwishi River, and to the north the lake is drained by the Luvua River, which leads to the Lualaba River and thence to the Congo.
The lake has long been isolated, but a tarred road was built to Nchelenge in 1987, and the population around the lake has grown, much of it exploiting the rich fishery of the lake.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Lake Tanganyika
Kigoma is a town in western Tanzania, on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika and close to the border with Burundi.
The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley ((geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults) and is confined by the mountainous walls of the valley.
The lake covers 32,900 km² (additional info and facts about 32,900 km²), with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570 m and a maximum depth of 1,470 m (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³ (additional info and facts about 18,900 km³).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lake-Tanganyika   (1725 words)

  
 Tanganyika, Lake - MSN Encarta
Tanganyika, Lake, east central Africa, in the Rift Valley, bordered on the north by Burundi, on the east by Tanzania, on the south by Zambia, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The lake is noted for its many varieties of fish; crocodiles and hippopotamuses are found on the shores, and the surrounding area is very fertile.
The lake was first seen by Europeans in 1858, when the British explorers John Speke and Sir Richard Burton arrived here.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551819/Tanganyika_Lake.html   (144 words)

  
 Tanganyika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border.
Tanganyika is still the name of the mainland part, as Tanzania's name is derived from the names of both Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Tanganyika District is located in the Katanga Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tanganyika   (479 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika and its Diverse Cichlids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lake's surface area is slightly larger than the country of Belgium and its volume is half that of the North Sea (Brichard p.14).
The lake's fishes and other life-forms were therefore able to continue to develop adaptations to the ecological niches that were appearing in the various habitats of the lake.
Lake Tanganyika is often given as an example of endemism, as more than 95% of its cichlids are not found anywhere else (Brichard p.10).
www.homestead.com /morefish/Tanganyika.html   (3455 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lake baikal (russian: (ozero baykal)), a lake in southern siberia,...
The ruzizi river flows from lake kivu to lake tanganyika in central africa....
The rift valley lakes are a group of lakes formed by the great rift valley of eastern africa....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/lake_tanganyika.htm   (1049 words)

  
 Global Warming is Choking the Life Out of Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika has traditionally supplied between 25 and 40 per cent of the protein needs of the local people, citizens of the four countries bordering the lake, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is particularly critical in tropical lakes which have steep temperature gradients that tend to keep the warm, less dense layers on top of the colder, denser water in the lake's depths where the nutrients are stored.
Lake Tanganikya is the second-deepest lake in the world and the second richest in terms of biological diversity; it has 350 species of fish with new ones being discovered regularly.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0814-05.htm   (743 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley and is confined by the walls of the valley.
The lake covers 32,900 km²;, with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570m and a maximum depth of 1,470m (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³;.
The lake is divided between the four states - Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, with the DRC (45%) and Tanzania (41%) possessing the majority of the lake.
www.wikiverse.org /lake-tanganyika   (523 words)

  
 The African Rift Lakes, Part 3: The Ancient Waters of  Tanganyika, by Jason Jenkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lake Tanganyika rests between Zaire and Tanzania, with Zaire on the West and Tanzania to the lake's East.
Lake Tanganyika is also one of the largest bodies of freshwater on the planet.
Lake Tanganyika has been receiving an increasing amount of attention due to the rapid speciation of its cichlids and the variety of endemic life it supports.
www.aquarticles.com /articles/breeding/Jenkins_3_RiftLakes.html   (773 words)

  
 The Study Area
Lake Tanganyika is the largest (~34,000km2) and oldest (about 10 million years old) of the East African Rift Valley lakes.
Multicellular organisms are restricted to the upper 100-200 meters of the lake however, because the deep parts of the lake are devoid of oxygen.
In recent years Lake Tanganyika, like many other large lakes of the world, has begun to feel the effects of a variety of human impacts, including fishing pressures, an increased rate of sediment accumulation along rocky coasts caused by deforestation and soil erosion in the lake’s watersheds, and climate change.
www.geo.arizona.edu /nyanza/study.html   (576 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika is bordered on the north by Burundi, on the east by Tanzania, on the south by Zambia, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire).
The water of Lake Tanganyika is very mineralized, it has the highest concentration of mineral salts, twice as much as found in Lake Malawi and three time as much as in Lake Victoria.
The surface temperature of Lake Tanganyika ranges from 23-31°C, although most fish inhabit areas with a temperature from 24-29°C. The water is medium hard with a dH from 7-11, and the pH varies from 7.8 to 9.0.
www.saijoto.dk /english/Cichlider_English/Tanganyika_cichlids.htm   (329 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Burton was convinced that Lake Tanganyika">Lake Tanganyika was the source, but it was Speke who, leaving a sick Burton behind, found the large body of water now known as Lake Victoria and convinced himself that this was the Nile's true source.
Arab slave-raids are 3 frequent on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Lake-Tanganyika.htm   (898 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika & Mpulungu
Like Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika is extremely old, and the combination of its age and ecological isolation has led to the evolution of unique fish populations.
Ninety eight percent of the lake’s cychlids (which comprise two thirds of all the lake’s fish) are unique to Tanganyika.
Tanganyika Lodge is a few kilometers west of town on a beautiful stretch of rocky lakeshore.
www.zambiatourism.com /travel/places/tanganyi.htm   (2049 words)

  
 LakeNet - Lakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lake Tanganyika is home to more than 2,000 plant and animal species, and is one of the richest freshwater ecosystems in the world.
Tanganyika is a source of fish for consumption and for trade, and a vital transport and communications link between the countries bordering it.
Studying the biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika with national teams of SCUBA divers who conduct habitat profiles and censuses of fish and invertebrates is the foundation of the Biodiversity Special Study (BIOSS) strategy.
www.worldlakes.org /lakedetails.asp?lakeid=8362   (625 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika Gombe + Mahale  Chimpanzees Tracking
Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the world and the second deepest lake after
Surrounded by mountains on both sides and lying close to the Equator, the weather around the Lake is hot and sticky on the shores, but cooler on the mountains particularly in the northern end.
The waters of Lake Tanganyika host more than 500 varieties of fish species; the largest concentration of fish species in the world.
www.utalii.com /Kigoma/Lake_Tanganyika_Kigoma.htm   (269 words)

  
 USGS Heads to Lake Tanganyika to Study Delivery of River-Borne Contaminants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is also the second deepest lake in the world (after Lake Baikal) and has become a "hot spot" of biological evolution during its lengthy and complex geological past.
Hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates may be found along the lake's rocky shorelines, often at a single submarine boulder or outcrop.
However, the most damaging threat to the lake's biodiversity appears to be due to a heightened rate of sediment influx, especially from the heavily impacted smaller watersheds of northern Lake Tanganyika, where large-scale deforestation and farming practices have led to a dramatic increase in soil erosion rates.
soundwaves.usgs.gov /1999/11/fieldwork.html   (699 words)

  
 Search for Lake Tanganyika - WordIQ.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lake Tanganyika is the longest in the world boardering the famous Gombe and Mahale National Parks famous for chimpanzee tracking in Tanzania...
Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the...
The Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project is a UNDP -funded Global Environmental Facility project aimed at helping the riparian states to produce an effective and sustainable system for managing and conserving the biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika...
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 WorkShop Report-Lake Malawi Drilling Project
In the case of Lake Malawi, which has the greatest concentration of data, it appears that the sedimentary section thins from a maximum of 5-6 km in the northern part of the rift valley to a few hundred m thickness at the southernmost part of the lake.
The large lakes of the East African Rift Valley are unique among the large lakes of the world in terms of their sensitivity to climate change and their long, continuous, high-resolution records of past climate change in the tropics.
Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika are aquatic island systems of elevated endemic biodiversity, unparalleled for their potential to test hypotheses of comparative evolution on large scales.
malawidrilling.syr.edu /report2.html   (9420 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika
Four countries surround Lake Tanganyika, Burundi on the northeast, Tanzania on the East, Zambia on the south, and Congo (formally Zaire) on the west.
Lake Tanganyika Fishery Resources provide employment and food directly for more than 40,000 fishermen and their families.
September through November is a good time for lake visibility (one of the clearest lakes in the world!), but the air temperature is extremely hot.
www.cichlid-forum.com /articles/lake_tanganyika.php   (579 words)

  
 Tanganyika, Lake on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
TANGANYIKA, LAKE [Tanganyika, Lake] second largest lake of Africa, c.12,700 sq mi (32,890 sq km), E central Africa on the borders of Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Zambia, and Burundi.
Lake Tanganyika has important fisheries and there are large populations of hippopotamuses and crocodiles.
Lake Tanganyika countries urged to ratify convention on sustainable management.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/T/TangnykaL1k.asp   (309 words)

  
 Tanganyika, Lake - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Tanganyika, Lake
Lake 772 m/2,534 ft above sea level in the Great Rift Valley, East Africa, with the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Zambia to the south, and Tanzania and Burundi to the east.
It is about 645 km/400 mi long, with an area of about 31,000 sq km/12,000 sq mi, and is the deepest lake (1,435 m/4,710 ft) in Africa, and the second-deepest freshwater lake in the world.
The lake is drained by the Lukuga River, a tributary of the Congo.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Tanganyika,+Lake   (189 words)

  
 Lake Tanganyika
Title: A preliminary investigation of lake stability and chemical analysis of deep waters of Kigoma sub-basin (northern basin) and the Kalemie sub-basin (southern basin) of Lake Tanganyika.
Objective: To compare the chemical and physical parameters that affect Lake stability in Kigoma sub-basin and in the Kalemie sub-basin of Lake Tanganyika with different total lake depths of 1200 and 800m, respectively.
Description: Lake stability is the amount of work needed for a water column to overcome thermal stratification, and hence vertical density differences in order to completely mix.
www-personal.umich.edu /~hea/tanzania.htm   (669 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Climate 'destroying fish stocks'
Lake Tanganyika, the second largest lake in the world, yields 200,000 tonnes of fish a year, an important source of food and revenue for the shoreline nations.
As temperatures increase, the decline in the lake's productivity is expected to continue, according to Ms O'Reilly and her team of researchers.
Scientists have already predicted that central Africa's Great Lakes region, where Lake Tanganyika is situated, may face a temperature increase of up to 1.7 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, suggesting a greater shortfall in fish harvests.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/3147769.stm   (353 words)

  
 LAKE TANGANYIKA
It is the second largest of African lakes, the second deepest (next to L. Baikal) and the longest lake of the world.
Its very ancient origin, only rivalled by such old lakes as Baikal, and a long period of isolation resulted in the evolution of a great number of indigenous organisms, including brilliantly colored cichlid fishes, well-known gastropods with the appearance of marine snails, and so on.
Of the 214 species of native fishes in the lake, 176 are endemic; the number of endemic genera amounts to 30 in cichlids and 8 in non- cichlid fishes.
www.ilec.or.jp /database/afr/afr-06.html   (622 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Lake Tanganyika Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the Great Rif...
The lake covers 32,900 km², with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570m and a maximum depth of 1,470m (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³.
The catchment area of the lake covers 231,000 km², with the main river that flows into the lake, the Ruzizi River, entering the north of the lake.
www.ipedia.com /lake_tanganyika.html   (440 words)

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