Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazing facts-The World's Longest and Deepest Lake

Lake Baikal is located in Siberia,this lake have fresh water it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s surface fresh water that is unfrozen. This lake is deepest with an average depth of 744.4 meters. Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.The lake is completely surrounded by mountains. Lake Baikal is rich in biodiversity. It hosts 1,085 species of plants and 1,550 species and varieties of animals. More than 80% of the animals are endemic. Epischura baikalensis is endemic to Lake Baikal and the dominating zooplankton species there make up 80 to 90 percent of total biomass.

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