Aral Sea


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Ar·al Sea

 (ăr′əl)
An inland sea lying between southern Kazakhstan and northwest Uzbekistan. Once the fourth-largest inland body of water in the world, it has largely disappeared because of diversion of its two sources, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya.

Aral Sea

(ˈærəl)
n
(Placename) a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections. Also called: Lake Aral

Ar′al Sea′

(ˈær əl)
n.
an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km). Russian, A•ral•sko•ye Mo•re (ʌˈrɑl skə yə ˈmɔ ryə)
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Noun1.Aral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and UzbekistanAral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
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It is even probable that a sixth current existed at one time or another in the Northern Indian Ocean, when the Caspian and Aral Seas formed but one vast sheet of water.
A round table on discussing the impact of the Aral Sea crisis and environmental degradation on health and nutrition of mothers and children began in the capital of Turkmenistan.
Ashgabat hosts round table discussions on impact of Aral Sea crisis and environmental degradation AKIPRESS.COM - A round table on discussing the impact of the Aral Sea crisis and environmental degradation on health and nutrition of mothers and children began in the capital of Turkmenistan.
KAZINFORM The round table discussions were held in Ashgabat to discuss the impact of the Aral Sea crisis and environmental degradation on the healthcare and nutrition of mothers and children, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
The importance of establishing cooperation between the UN and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) was particularly emphasized.
During the meeting, the Resolution on "Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea" initiated by Turkmenistan was adopted by consensus.
We were midway through the Central Asia Rally in 2013 when we first heard of the mysterious ghost ships of the Aral Sea. All we knew were snippets of a conversation -- uttered half in Russian -- shared over a dubious coffee in a bordertown village of Kazakhstan.
30, 2006, Tashkent announced a consortium to explore and develop oil and gas fields in the Uzbek part of the Aral Sea and adjacent areas under a 35-year EPSA.
At the OGU'98 conference held on May 20-21, 1998 at Tashkent, several blocks were offered in the western region of Ustyurt at the southern end of the Aral Sea. Since then, a number of blocks have been offered every year.
One of the insufficiently explored areas of biodiversity in Central Asia is the dry seafloor of the Aral Sea. Biological diversity of the dried up part of Aral Sea basically was characterized by specific structure of flora and vegetation.
AE[currency]KABAT (CyHAN)- Turkmenistan has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Recep Bazarov as a board member of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).