Lake Bulusan

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Lake Bulusan
Bulusan.jpg
The lake on the slope of Bulusan Volcano
Lake Bulusan is located in Philippines
Lake Bulusan
Lake Bulusan
Location within the Philippines
Location Luzon Island
Coordinates 12°45′14″N 124°5′35″E / 12.75389°N 124.09306°E / 12.75389; 124.09306Coordinates: 12°45′14″N 124°5′35″E / 12.75389°N 124.09306°E / 12.75389; 124.09306
Type Crater lake
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 27.6 hectares (68 acres)
Shore length1 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Surface elevation 360 metres (1,180 ft)[1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Bulusan is a lake on Luzon Island in the Philippines. It lies at the heart of Bulusan Volcano National Park which covers a land area of 3,672 hectares (9,070 acres). It has an elevation of 360 metres (1,180 ft) and is located on the southeast flank of Mount Bulusan, an active volcano.[2]

The lake is accessible either through the Maharlika Highway up to the town of Irosin passing through the towns of Casiguran and Juban. From Irosin it is another ten kilometers to the site. The other is passing through a very scenic route overlooking the Pacific Ocean (San Bernardino Strait) through the towns of Gubat, Barcelona and the center of Bulusan town.[3]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Bulusan Lake is formed by tectonic damming and perhaps another crater of a volcano. Its water is greenish and its waterbed is rocky and sandy and parts are muddy.

Fauna[edit]

It is home to some endemic species of freshwater fish. It also supports some birds, mammals and some beehives. It is completely surrounded by tropical rainforest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2006-01-22). "Philippine Lakes - Balukbaluk Lake to Lake Baranibud". Index Mundi. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  2. ^ "Bulusan Lake". Malapascua Island. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  3. ^ "Bulusan Lake". Waypoints.ph. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.

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