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Lake Baikal is a lake of mystery (proishozhdenie, fauna)

N. The Indian

On the East of the country between these two ranges lies the most mysterious lake in the world – Baikal. Still remains a mystery, how it arose, what is its history and why quite unusual animals inhabit his icy water.

The depth of Baikal reaches 1 741 meters. And the water in it fits more than, for example, in the Baltic sea!

Of course, such a large amount of water affect the climate of the coast. Baikal summer tempers the heat, and in winter, long retains heat, softens the hard Siberian frosts. But the lake is always very cold. Even in warmer months, the surface water temperature 7 to 9° C.

Baikal sponge

And you know what the clear and pure water in Baikal! If you pull into the lake to a depth of 40 meters white disc the size of a plate, it can be clearly seen.

336 big and small rivers and rivers flow into Baikal, and flows out only one large river Angara. This lake has never been nor brackish nor salty. So it never was connected with the sea or ocean.

But is this possible! It is well known that lake Baikal is inhabited by the real sea animals, like seals, some worms, fish and crustaceans-amphipods. No other lake you will not find such sponges in meter and a half tall, which Continue reading

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