D206. March 24. Black Swans by the Lake

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This was taking place in Rotorua, which means, in Maori : Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe“The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe”

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That’s where we have seen black swans…

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And some black ducks who looked plastic but were pretty real !Capture d’écran 2014-03-24 à 10.30.34

That’s also where we have seen hundreds of seagulls. So many of them that, when flying, it looked like it was snowing…

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The lake was formed from the crater of a large volcano. Its last major eruption was about 240,000 years ago. After the eruption, the magma collapsed. The circular depression left behind is the Rotura caldera, which is the site of the lake.
the lake has a high sulphur content. This gives the lake’s waters an unusual yellowish-green hue.

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