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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal

Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water. With 23,615.39 km3 (5,670 cu mi) of ...

www.bww.irk.ru/baikalhistory/baikalexplorations.html

history of baikal explorations, Lots of people had been living near Baikal since ancient times when more than three centuries ago, the first Russian explorers drew near the lake. The first Russian expedition to Lake Baikal took place in 1643, and the honour of the discoverer of the Eastern Siberian "pearl" belongs to a ...

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Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. Known as the 'Galapagos of Russia', its age and isolation have produced one of the world's richest and most unusual ...

www.britannica.com/place/Lake-Baikal

Dec 11, 2017 ... Lake Baikal, Russian Ozero Baykal, also spelled Ozero Bajkal, lake located in the southern part of eastern Siberia within the republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk oblast (province) of Russia. It is the oldest existing freshwater lake on Earth (20 million–25 million years old), as well as the deepest continental body ...

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Nov 20, 2016 ... Experts are still unable to determine the exact age of the lake - supposedly 25-35 million years, which is another mystery since lakes exist for about 10-15 thousand years and then turn into a swamp or dry out completely. Baikal, however, is not aging - on the contrary, researchers note that the process of ...

www.livescience.com/57653-lake-baikal-facts.html

Jan 26, 2017 ... Lake Baikal history. At least 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is the oldest lake in the world. It and the surrounding mountains were formed by the Earth's crust fracturing and moving. According to Baikal World Web, it was probably originally a riverbed, but tremors and fractures in the Earth's crust increased ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/lake-baikal-and-more-of-the-weirdest-lakes-of-the-world-15341548

Aug 7, 2012 ... No lake is more lake than Lake Baikal. Set deep within the Russian subcontinent, Baikal is the deepest, oldest and most voluminous of all lakes, a superstar of superlatives in hydrology, geology, ecology and history. The lake is more than 5,300 feet deep (exact figures vary) at its most profound point, which ...

pubs.usgs.gov/fs/baikal

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Office of Energy and Marine Geology and Office of International Geology, supported by the Coastal Geology Program and the Global Change and Climate History Program, are involved in broad collaborative programs to study Lake Baikal with the Russian Academy of Sciences and ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Lake_Baikal

Jul 22, 2014 ... While known as the "North Sea" in historical Chinese texts, Lake Baikal had been located in the then Xionu territory. Lake Baikal had been out of the public eye until the Russian government built the Trans-Siberian railway between 1896 and 1902. The scenic loop encircling Lake Baikal needed 200 ...