Talk:Lake Maracaibo

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Oil Companies Operating on and around Lake Maracaibo[edit]

Following are the names, as I recall, of some of the oil companies with active concessions on Lake Maracaibo during the 1960’s and 70’s. It would be very interesting to hear from readers what additions and corrections could be.

Creole Petroleum ( ESSO / EXXON) Shell de Venezuela Mene Grande (Gulf Oil Co.) Texaco Sun Oil Company Atlantic Refining San Jacinto Phillips Petroleum Chevron (Richmond Exploration) Mobile Petroleum CVP (Corporacion Venezolana de Petroleo) now PDVSA

Inefectivness In the Duckweed Removal[edit]

It must be noted that most of the removal procedures have been focusing on removing that is in sight of from the land, eventough the lakes currents move in a spiral manner making the duckweed travel to the center of the lake, disappearing from sight and then reapearinggiving it more that plenty of time to grow

Cleanup needed[edit]

The Lake Maracaibo Lake Maracaibo is a large body of water in northwestern Venezuela. It is the largest lake in South America. Although some people considered it a sea because it is connected by way of a 54-km (34-mile) strait to the Gulf of Venezuela, and thence to the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is a lake because is full of fresh water, the only case in planet Earth. Its main tributary is the Catatumbo River, but several other rivers flow from the nearly surrounding Andes mountain ranges.

What is the source for it being the largest lake? What people consider it a sea? Who considers it a lake? The only case of what on planet Earth? --Lethargy 04:19, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

duckweed infestation appeared strangely after the 2002/2003 oil spills.

brought in by foreign ships? growth provoked after oil cleanup?

Lake of Venezuela?[edit]

Why does the talk page redirect to Lake of Venezuela? There are at least 2 major lakes in Venezuela, and google hits are much greater for Maricabo than for "lake of venezuela" wgh 16:10, 3 December 2006 (UTC) -dialectric

Fixed. I moved the page to Talk:Lake Maracaibo. -- User:Docu

V0.7 nomination fails for now[edit]

I really wish I could pass this, but it really needs much more general content. I agree that this is an important lake, and when I put together the list of lakes to include in Version 0.5 this was one I wanted to include. Take a look at Great Salt Lake as an example - an article on a lake should cover things like the geology/geography, the wildlife, commerce/transportation/fishing, any human settlements nearby, etc. Most of these topics still need to be added. If some of these things can get added, leave me a message and I'd be delighted to switch this from fail to pass. Thanks, Walkerma 05:39, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Everlasting Lightining storms?[edit]

Is it true that there are many lightning storms here? I read that this lake is considered the greatest single generator of ozone in the planet because of the lightning storms.


“Relámpago del Catatumbo”

I read once somewhere that it is the most-lightning struck place on Earth. Historian932 (talk) 02:58, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Re: Everlasting Lightining storms?[edit]

I found a webpage which mentions these lightning storms: The Dutch edition of the National Geographic of februari 2010 also has that article (Dutch translation) in it. —Preceding Peter Swinkels comment added by (talk) 16:00, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Lake or bay[edit]

According the definition of lake can't be Maracaibo bay regarded as a lake (due to its sea connection). All the references are at least 50 years old and conditions have changed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marturius (talkcontribs) 09:42, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

It's called a "lake", but I agree it's really a bay, just as the Salton "Sea" is really a lake. We discuss this. — kwami (talk) 10:31, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
The article says, "It is 'commonly considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon, and at 13,210 km² it would be the largest lake in South America". "Commonly considered" are ambiguous words that have no relevant meaning, as the above discussion notes, the use of lake is rong. Maracaibo must surely be a bay because it not is connected directly to the sea by a strait not a river. Otherwise the Black Sea must surely be the largest "lake" in the world!? (talk) 10:46, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Question? Archived sources still need to be checked

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