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These twin lakes [green and blue] are located on the West side of the S. Miguel Island at Azores, about 20 km from Ponta Delgada, and along with 12 others are inside a protected landscape.
The Sete Cidades volcano has on its top a caldera with an average diametre of 5 km and a maximum depth of 400 m, and this caldera was formed by a sucession of collapses of the top of the mountain, beginning 21000 years ago.
The flora along the shore includes many species such as: Potamogeton polygonifolius, Potamogeton lucens, Myriophyllum alterniflorum, Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa, Eleocharis palustris, Nymphaea alba and Chara fragilis.
Several species of fishes were introduced during the last hundred years, including: Rutilus rutilus, Esox lucius, Salmo fario (trout) Cyprius carpio (carp), Perca fluvialitis (perch) and Micropterus salmoides (black bass).
well that's it what do you prefer? to PLUNGE OR to FLY? ;-)

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Additional Photos by Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1819 W: 126 N: 2822] (11594)
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