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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 fresh water, it contains ...

lakebaikal.org

One of those is the seals' favourite food, the golomyanka, a pink, partly transparent fish which gives birth to live young. Geologists estimate that Lake Baikal formed somewhere 20-25 million years ago, during the Mesozoic. Surrounded by mile-high snowcapped mountains, Lake Baikal still offers vistas of unmatched beauty.

todiscoverrussia.com/37-impressive-lake-baikal-facts

Active volcanoes are found in Tunkinskaya valley (in the valley basin), which is a continuation of the Baikal rift. 2. On Lake Baikal about a hundred gas (“mud”) volcanoes were found. 3. Fishermen and local residents, as well as representatives of the scientific community many times have observed glowing orbs on the lake, ...

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 ...

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

Jan 26, 2017 ... Lake Baikal, in southern Siberia, is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume and the world's deepest lake.

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

Aug 7, 2012 ... Desolate wilderness surrounds the giant Lake Baikal, the deepest, oldest and most voluminous lake on earth. Photo courtesy of Flickr user mrullmi. 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 ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/19/lake-baikal-russia-crippled-algae-fish-poaching-pollution

Oct 19, 2017 ... Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing.

whc.unesco.org/en/list/754

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 ...

wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/lake_baikal

The pearl of Siberia. Located in south-central Siberia, not far from the Mongolian border and surrounded by mountains, forests and wild rivers, Baikal is an immense and breathtaking area of natural beauty. Although it's not the biggest lake in the world in size - that distinction goes to the salty Caspian Sea - it is the largest by ...