Oldest lake

By | 2017-10-19T04:44:21+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Oceanography, Records|

Oldest lake

Last updated: October 19, 2017 at 4:44 am

Lake Baikal is more than 25 million years old. Lake Baikal is also the deepest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume).

SOURCE:
Lake Baikal – A Touchstone for Global Change and Rift Studies. United States Geological Survey.

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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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