Deepest lake

By | 2017-10-14T16:14:32+00:00 May 23, 2017|Oceanography, Records|

Deepest lake

Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 16:14 pm

1,741 m (5,712 ft) – Lake Baikal (Siberia) is also the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, the world’s oldest lake, and it is home to the world’s smallest pinniped, the Baikal Seal.

SOURCE:
Mackay, A.; R. Flower; and L. Granina (2002). Lake Baikal. In Shahgedanova, M. The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia. Oxford University Press. pp. 403–421.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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