Lake Baikal

19 Feb 2010

Daily Galaxy February 17th (www.dailygalaxy.com ) ... Lake Baikal is the oldest, the largest and the deepest lake on the planet. It's reckoned to be 25 million year of age and has a diversity of plant and animal species unknown elsewhere in the world - including the freshwater seal. Many of the unique fish in Baikal resemble deep sea species rather than freshwater ones. There are forests of sponges in the lake that resemble the Caribbean - but it is located in the sub Arctic. It is now being suggested that Lake Baikal's unique eco-system will be destroyed by global warming. Siberia, it is said, is one of the most rapidly warming regions in the world - pity the Russian people aren't buying into this propaganda. See article for fuller picture.