Baikal, besides being the deepest lake on Earth, can be considered as the oldest by about 20-25 million years of existence (excluding the Caspian and Aral) and one of the "living museum" where live about 800 species and 245 endemic plant species, his own.
Obviously, this treasure fauna and flora, this imposing natural monument with its size - 636 km length, maximum width 79.5 kilometers, 31,500 and 23,000 km2 km3 water - has aroused the interest of many travelers and scholars. Although the geological record, geographical and biological about Baikal began to accumulate almost a century and currently being carried out intensive research, several points still remained suspended, several unexplained problems.
By Maria Morari
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