And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
Large part of the Kornati sea surface was declared in 1980 to be a national park because of its outstanding landscape features, interesting geo-morphology, indentedness of the coastline and particularly abundant biocenoses of marine ecosystems!
The salty lake Mir in the Telašćica Nature Park, a karst depression that since the last ice age is constantly filled with sea water coming through numerous microscopic fissures. Because of its extreme conditions, the lake is biologically poor, with only a couple of fish, bivalve, snail and crab species, as well as one eel species, called “kajman.”
The cliffs of The Telašćica Nature Park, or locally called “stene”, rise up to 161 m above the sea, and fall down vertically to a depth of 90 m.