SEP 27, 2018 7:28 PM PDT

What's at The Bottom of The Worlds Deepest Lake?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the world’s deepest lake? The deepest lake is the ancient Lake Baikal located in southern Russia and believed to be at least 25 million years old. Lake Baikal is a freshwater lake that is currently being studied for its rise in temperature in the past 70 years.

Curious on what thrives (or used to thrive) at the bottom of the lake, scientists analyzed pollen in the sediments to conclude the kinds of plants that lived there for over 10,000 years ago. Additionally, they also found fossils of ancient parrots, small mammals, and sponges. Watch the video below to see what else is found at the bottom of Lake Baikal:

 

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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