Lake Valencia from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features Lake Valencia in northern Venezuela, which formed a few million years ago.
The false-color image of the lake was processed in a way that makes the Henri Pittier National Park appear in fluorescent green.
The lake has become contaminated with untreated wastewater from nearby industrial and agricultural activities. Algal blooms caused over 60 percent of the native fish to vanish between 1960 and 1990.
The condition of the water prevents recreation and tourism from developing in the region.
Video Credit: European Space Agency