Sivash is separated from the Sea of Azov by Arabat Spit. Together with Perekop isthmus, they form the boundary between the Crimean peninsula and the mainland.
Due to the extremely high salinity, water is not suitable for living organisms. Here you can find only some types of bacteria, algae and invertebrates. Only in some eastern parts of the lake, some fish live. But there is a wide variety of birds - more than 100 species: pelicans, cormorants and others. Many of them are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine. The water contains useful minerals and acid salts, sodium chloride, magnesium and potassium, etc. The water contains useful minerals and acid salts, sodium chloride, magnesium and potassium, etc. Also, Syvash mud is of great value. Studies have shown that its use is highly beneficial for the skin, joints and is an effective way to relieve stress. The total reserves of salt in the lake is about 200 million tons.
Since ancient times, the region is engaged in the extraction of salt, and today there is a salt plant. Here you can find the pink salt, rich in the carotene - algae growing in the lake contains it. In the future, the production of beta-carotene with pink brine for food and cosmetic purposes is possible. Every year tourists come to experience the healing qualities of Syvash water and mud.