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These two multi-image stitched panoramas of the highly saline Lake Negri located approximately inthe centre of Rottnest Island were take four years apart. The upper one was created during our recentvisit in April 2012. The lower one is from October 2008. There are links to the two full sized HDversions used for
and a link to some of my
comments posted on 30October 2008.
Lake Negri, Rottnest Island
As can be deduced from the position of the large rock, each panorama was taken from a slightlydifferent position on the north eastern side of the lake. The more recent one is from about 10 metersfurther north. There are seasonal variations visible in the two images. The water level was lower thisApril than in the older one because it was just after summer. All of Rottnest’s lakes are highlydependent on recharging by winter rains. The lake has been known to dry out completely duringprolonged droughts such as happened in 2009. I suspect the foot track which can be seen leading to theedgeof the lake hasbeenmade by generations of post graduate students periodically collecting water
samples during their quests for PhDs.Substantial quantities of fossil marine shells, most noticeably
bivalves, can be seen nearwhere the above pics were taken. These deposits are believed to relate to a period between 4,800 and5,900 years ago when the ocean level may have been as much as 2.4 meters higher than at present.(Playford P. (1988). The geology of Rottnest Island. Geological Survey of Western Australia. p.40.)Here are three links to my other material on Lake Negri:HD panorama: Lake Negri, Rottnest Island - October 2008http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15478057 HD panorama: Lake Negri, Rottnest Island - April 2012http://www.panoramio.com/photo/72622146
- Rottnest Island - Lake Negri:http://fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/2008/10/30/© MMXII Paul R. Weaver.
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