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may 2019
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Location description

The Karagie (or Karagiye) Depression on the Mangyshlak pennisula, Kazakhstan is over 132 meters below sea level. This 50 km long depression is the lowest point of Kazakhstan and one of the deepest depressions in the world. Along the margins of this depression, Eocene strata are exposed. These strata are rich in shark teeth. 

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The Karagiye Depression lies just 50 km from Aktau. This place is a popular toerist destination. Day trips are being organised from Aktau. 

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Eocene shark teeth

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