A trip to Kenya will most likely take visitors to one of its variety of saline lakes. Lake Nakuru looks like a sea of pink due to it's large population of flamingos, who of course get their color from the thriving brine shrimp. Lake Turkana, formerly Lake Rudolf, located in Northeastern Kenya is the world's largest permanent desert lake and is home to crocodiles, vipers and scorpions.
Visiting India may take explorers to Chilika Lake. Playful Irrawaddy dolphins call these brackish waters home. This ecosystem supports more than 225 fish species and October is the season when many migratory birds pass through.
Found on six continents and providing refuge for a large variety of animals, permanent saline, brackish, and alkaline lakes are both unique and necessary niches in earth's delicate balance of ecosystems.
African clawless otter
Cameroon clawless otter
North american otter
La plata otter
Indian smooth-coated otter
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows
Read more at the list of biomes of the world...