Pink Lakes of the World
The Syvash or Sivash also known as the Putrid Sea orRotten Sea is a large system of shallow lagoons on the west coast of the Sea of Azov. Separated from the sea by the narrow Arabat Spit the water of the Syvash covers an area of around 2 560 km2 (990 sq mi) and the entire area spreads over about 10 000 km2(3 900 sq mi). Its eastern connection to the Sea of Azov is called the Genichesk Strait. Lying on the northeastern coast of theCrimean Peninsula control of the area is disputed between Ukraine and Russia.