Water covers 75% of our planet...
... and sometimes it hides a story as well. In this week's Challenge, we have several locations that are covered in water, and hide their stories. In each case below, can you figure out what's going on? Why are each of these locations very interesting?
1. What's going on with all of these blue lines in the image below? You can find this oddly arranged water/earth combination at Google Maps link. There are several stories to discover here, but first--What is this? Why the strange water shapes?
2. Just below is picture of another oddly shaped and oddly colored bodies of water. Why are these giant oval things such different colors? Maps link.
3. While we're in the odd-shapes-and-colors mode, what's going on here? Why is the water so... red in some places and green in others? What causes the color changes? (Like the radio tower Challenge from last week, this is something I see nearly every time I fly into San Francisco. Big hint: This body of water is never the same color twice...)
4. There's a story about the lake below that predates its existence. Before the lake was formed by building a dam, what was here? And why would they build a lake on top of it?
5. Same question as before: What WAS here... but now you have to cast your search skills back 10,000 years. What was in this location 10,000 years ago, and why is that interesting? (This is at lat/long 54.83333333, 2.333333333)
As always, the Challenge is really to find the answer AND tell us HOW you did it! Did you know the answer off the top of your head? Or did you have to do a special kind of maps search to figure it out?
Speaking of stories, starting tomorrow I'll be in an off-the-grid kind of place, doing a bit of research for future SRS Challenges. I HOPE to be back on September 27th, but it's possible I'll still be off-the-grid. If so, Don't Panic. I'll be back to an internet connection soon.
Until then, bula!