It is difficult to imagine that the Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world, the area which was equal to a country like Ireland. Deprived of feeding the Syr Darya and Amudarya rivers, the Aral Sea began to die, literally, before our eyes. Below you will find the satellite images of the Central Asian Sea’s death, made by NASA. The gray line marks the 1960 coastline.
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