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2008-09-09 15:10:00

Ecologists say the stark beauty of the world's deepest and oldest lake is under threat because it lies downstream from a rich source of zinc.

2008-08-12 03:00:39

BOLSHIYE KOTY, Russia - The world's oldest, deepest and biggest freshwater lake is growing warmer, dirtier and more crowded. Lyubov Izmestieva is charting these insidious changes. Marina Rikhvanova is fighting them.

2008-07-30 03:00:29

Two Russian mini-submarines explored the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest lake -- this week, scientists said. Mir 1 and Mir 2 reached depths of 5,184 feet and 5,223 feet, respectively, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

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2008-07-29 13:35:00

Russian explorers reached the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia — the world’s deepest lake — but said they fell short of breaking the record for the deepest freshwater dive.

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2008-05-01 16:10:00

Russian and American scientists have discovered that the rising temperature of the world's largest lake, located in frigid Siberia, shows that this region is responding strongly to global warming.

2006-04-26 04:35:11

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a giant new oil pipeline to be routed away from Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake and home to hundreds of unique species.

2006-03-19 13:35:00

French adventurer Nicolas Vanier drove his team of dogs on to Moscow's Red Square on Sunday at the end of an 5,000-mile odyssey through the world's biggest country.

2006-01-26 07:14:16

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A proposed Russian oil pipeline could cause permanent damage to the unique wildlife of Lake Baikal and must be stopped, scientists who conducted the state's assessment of the plan said on Thursday.

2006-01-25 04:47:58

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A state-convened group of experts has rejected the proposed route for a key Russian oil pipeline to Asia because it would threaten Siberia's pristine Lake Baikal, ecological groups said late on Tuesday.


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Baikal Seal
2013-05-01 12:55:55

The Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica), also known as the nerpa or the Lake Baikal seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family that is native to Lake Baikal located in Siberia. This species is one of three seals that reside solely in fresh water areas. It is not known exactly how these seals came to inhabit such an isolated area, but some experts assert that a sea-passage was formed that linked the Arctic Ocean and Lake Baikal. The Baikal seal is one of the smallest of all true seal species,...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.