Northern Lake Baikal is located in Russian region of Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. It`s one of the deepest lakes in the world!
Northern Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, it curves for nearly 400 miles through south eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. It lies in a split where Asia is literally splitting apart.
Some geologists say that Northern Lake Baikal today shows what the seaboards of North America, Africa and also Europe looked like as they began to separate millions of years ago. Norther Lake Baikal is also home to over 2,000 varieties of flora and fauna, of which around 1,600 are endemic to the lake.
The water of Lake Baikal is one of the clearest in the world. When the lake freezes during the winter, an amazing phenomena occurs. Large shards of transparent ice form on the surface of the lake and give the amazing appearance of turquoise ice.
It is more than 5,000 feet deep at its most profound, with another 4 mile thick layer of sediment further down, the lake’s cold, oxygen-rich waters teem with bizarre life-forms. One of those is the seals’s favorite food is “The Golomyanka”. This is a pinkish, partly transparent fish which also gives birth to live young. Plenty geologists estimate that Northern Lake Baikal formed somewhere 20-25 million years ago, during the Mesozoic period.