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In one case in 1982 a group of military divers training at Baikal spotted a group of humanoid creatures dressed in silvery suits. The encounter happened at a depth of 50 meters, and the divers tried to catch the strangers. Three of the seven men died, while four others were severely injured
Vladimir Putin has dived to the bottom of the world's deepest lake in Siberia, aboard a mini-submarine
Mr Putin said it was a very special feeling and he had not seen anything like it before
The largely untouched lake bed contains deposits of clathrate hydrate - crystals packed with natural gas
Since 1993, neutrino research has been conducted at the Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope (BDUNT). The first part of NT-200, the detector NT-36 with 36 optical modules (OMs) at 3 short strings, was put into operation and took data up to March 1995. A 72-OMs array, NT-72, run in 1995–96. In 1996, it was replaced by the four-string array NT-96. Summed over 700 days effective life time, 320,000,000 muon events have been collected with NT-36, -72, -96. The first neutrino events have been selected. Since April 6, 1997, NT-144, a six-string array with 144 OMs, took data in Lake Baikal. NT-200 array is completed in April, 1998. The Baikal Neutrino Telescope NT-200 is being deployed in Lake Baikal, 3.6 kilometers (2.2 mi) from shore at a depth of 1.1 kilometers (0.68 mi). It consists of 192 optical modules (OMs).
Originally posted by jkrog08
@Hellmutt: I have never heard about the "nessie creatures" in that lake. Can you link something for me?
Lake Baikal’s estimated age is around 25-30 million years
Baikal has around 100,000 Nerpa seals,the only seal found in fresh water lake. How these seals reached this lake is still a mystery
They also will plant a small pyramid bearing the Russian flag in the lake bed
Research will include tectonic information-gathering, exploration for archeological artifacts, exploring the unique lake’s ecosystem including its self-regulation processes and traces of oil and gas hydrates
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
star, flag, and a bump. Excellent topic. That lake is really incredible. I've studied it in the past. It is unique because with it being over 5 miles deep it supports a high equatic life; at those great depths. Apparently it is highly/unusually oxigenated water.