Earth's Deepest Lake Is 'Seriously Ill'

Earth's Deepest Lake Is 'Seriously Ill'

by The Daily Eye Team December 10 2015, 1:54 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 25 secs

Stretching for 395 miles, thirty-million-year-old Baikal is the world?s deepest lake, its volume roughly equivalent to the five Great Lakes of North America combined. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Baikal contains one-fifth of the unfrozen freshwater on the planet. Its unique closed ecosystem is home to over 3,500 species and subspecies of animals and plants, roughly sixty percent of which are not to be found anywhere else on Earth. The lake is now subject to an unprecedented catalogue of threats. Read More at

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