Water Bodies With no Life

There is water, but there is no life! Do you know that there is such a place in our world?

Water Bodies With no Life

Water Bodies With no Life


The world is the only planet known to scientists so far in life. However, there are many places in this world where it is challenging for any animal, not just humans, to live. Ilha Cuimada Grande cannot be a livable place because the island is full of poisonous snakes. California also has a Death Valley. Because of extreme heat, it is almost impossible for humans to be there. But, still, there are signs of life. The valley also clarifies that wherever there is water, there is no reason for people to live, but again, there is life. It is because there is water in the hot Death Valley, and animals live around the water body. 


So, we can assume that water can hold many animals and a better living place for them. But it is not valid in all cases. However, scientists have discovered an area where there is no life, even if there is water. 


Ethiopia's Dallol 

Dallol is situated in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. There are no animals in the geological or geothermal fountains. Animals cannot live there. Science Alert Magazine has published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. The area is dotted with green and yellow colors that look like vinegar. But being too hot, Dallas volcanoes surround this African territory in the northern part of Ethiopia. One of the hottest places in the world, Dallol, has many additional acid-associated and extra-saline lakes. Although green to see, there is no life. 

One of the most extreme environments in the world

Wherever the eye goes, there is just hot water. This place is one of the most extreme environments in our world. In a study in 2016, scientists claimed that the pool of Dallol contains a molecule. However, that claim did get popularity in the closing session. 


Life existence in those places

The study of the existence of life in this area was associated with the director of the National Center for Scientific Research, France. His name is Purificiane lope-Garcia. He said either the excessive acids are additive and extra saline, or there are some areas of super saline in this broth. He said that any place that features these three elements in it is an inhabitable place for any animal. They can not survive in this place at the same time. The areas around Dallol Volcano is one such place that restricts the animals to live there. 

Magnesium and salt in the water 

Researchers team collect water samples from some areas within that place and start to test it. The group continues studies to find out whether the scattering of environmental features needed to protect the life of our planet. They found genetic material in these samples and analyzed them by examining if there are any living microorganisms or not. Experiments show that the water in Dallol is concentrated with various salts of magnesium, making the water unsuitable for the survival of animals. Because magnesium destroys most cell membranes, the most fundamental unit of an animal.

Once there was a population at Dallol

According to the researchers, Dallol was a hydrothermal place. There are salt, volcanic rocks, and sulfuric acid in this place right now. This place is about 130 meters or 430 feet below sea level. Although this is an inhabitable place, we believe that there was a railway line from Mesa Fatima port here. The railway was 25 Km long. Salt transportation was evident until April 1818. The then mining town is today an abandoned town.  


1926; The last eruption at Dallol volcano

The picture may seem to you like a scene from another planet or a special effect of a Hollywood movie. But it is not. Aside from Lake Dallol, its volcanoes are also strange. From this volcano, there is always a blue color coming out. It is an unusual scene in nature. The last eruptions from this volcano occurred in 1926. Volcanic magma causes bubbles under the ground. As a result of this reaction, we see the deposition of the salt, sulfur, potash, and other minerals in the volcanic holes.