The shoreline of Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia is covered by rotting Spirogyra algae. Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute in Irkutsk / Oleg Timoshkin
The shoreline of Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia is covered by rotting Spirogyra algae. Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute in Irkutsk / Oleg Timoshkin
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Siberian mystery: fish are vanishing from the world’s deepest lake, hit by unexplained phenomena

Lake Baikal in Russia has suffered drastic loss of its signature fish, the death of sponge species and the explosive growth of foul-smelling algae

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The shoreline of Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia is covered by rotting Spirogyra algae. Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute in Irkutsk / Oleg Timoshkin
The shoreline of Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia is covered by rotting Spirogyra algae. Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute in Irkutsk / Oleg Timoshkin
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