WBYR- White, Black, Yellow, Red

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The names of the colors seemed strange, didn’t they? And I bet the picture above makes it all a lot more bizarre. But here’s the thing, all those colors above are names of lakes, well seas actually, that are spread all over the world. For those who knew we were gonna talk about seas, I bet you don’t know what gives them this distinctive name. Do you? Well, if you do know where they are located and why they are named so, you can skip the article. Or, you can read it, you know. It can be a wonderful revision and you can let me know if I miss something.

Well let’s start with black lake, shall we? The black lake helps the Urals, the Caspian sea and the Caucasus define the boundary between Europe and Asia. It shares its boundary with Ukraine to the north, Russia and Georgia to the east, Turkey to the south, and Bulgaria and Romania to the west. The black sea is connected to the small sea of Marmara (via the Bosporus strait) which is connected to Aegean sea via the strait of Dardanelles Well, this is something about the geography of the black sea. Now, to why it is known as the black sea. In earlier times, sailors and pirates saw the sea’s blue-green water appear all dark and black, especially during severe storms. Black sea has high concentration of hydrogen sulfide. When metal objects, dead plants and animal matter sunk deeper into the sea, they get covered with black sludge due to the hydrogen sulfide.

The next is Yellow sea. A marginal sea(sea bordering continents, separated from open ocean by island arcs and land ridges) of Pacific ocean, located between mainland China and Korean peninsula, the northwest part of East China sea. The sea becomes golden-yellow due to the yellow colored sand particles that flow in from the Gobi desert (located in Northern China and southern Mongolia).

The third is the red sea. It is located between the Arabian peninsula and the African peninsula. To the south lies the gulf of Aden and to the north lies the Sinai peninsula, the gulf of Suez and the gulf of Aqaba. Its name is a direct translation of its ancient Greek name, Erythra Thalassa, and many people believe that it derives its name because its normally blue-green water occasionally turns reddish-brown in the presence of a cyanobacteria called Trichodesmium erythraeum.

The last is the white sea. It is located in the North-west coast of Russia(in Europe) and is the southern inlet of Barents sea . It is covered with ice for 6-7 months every year. The covering of ice gives it a white color and hence the name.

This is all for the day. See you tomorrow with some more interesting phenomenon happening all around us.