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playa

[′plī·ə]
(geology)
A low, essentially flat part of a basin or other undrained area in an arid region.
A small, generally sandy land area at the mouth of a stream or along the shore of a bay.
A flat, alluvial coastland, as distinguished from a beach.
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It is dry and arid so virtually nothing grows but still there are flocks of screaming green parrots flying above us as we walk the ridge looking down a sheer drop off our narrow path to the salt flats below.
In addition to a very low chassis, these include special salt flats wheels and tyres, a limited slip differential for optimum grip and two brake parachutes in the rear end.
NICOSIA, Cyprus: Across the Mediterranean, from an illegally-built hotel in a Spanish nature park to a holiday complex encroaching on Lebanon's salt flats, a tourism boom is threatening precious coastal ecosystems.
The salt flats of New Mexico's White Sands National Monument were once filled with glacial lakes.
The animals derive their color from feeding on pink algae in the lakes of the salt flats.
The 1,000 bhp Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the salt flats in Utah, USA, before being ridden by Guy Martin, inset, as Triumph Motorcycles attempt to break the motorcycle world land speed record at the Bonneville Speedway Chris Radburn
Piloted by TT star Guy Martin, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will return to the famous Bonneville US salt flats in Utah, and attempt to beat the current 376.8mph record speed on an 11 mile-long course.
Piloted by TT star Guy Martin, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will return to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats and attempt to beat the current 376.8mph record speed on an 11 mile-long course.
The announcement follows a successful practice session at the famous salt flats of Bonneville, which saw the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner reach a speed of 274.2mph on August 9 to become the world's fastest Triumph yet.
Benthic microalgae are the main primary producers in tropical salt flats (Stal, 2001; Adame et al., 2012), where hypersaline conditions preclude the presence of most plants.
Part of the superb Moon Handbooks travel guide series, Death Valley National Park is a user-friendly travel guide to the breathtaking landscape of salt flats, sand dunes, and gleaming marble canyons that is Death Valley.
NATURE The anglers are joined by judge Matt Hayes in Cuba, where they have to fish from simple tyre tube boats in a storm before chasing elusive bonefish on Havana's salt flats. Hosted by Ben Fogle (right).