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MIR Dives. Notes from the Bottom of Lake Baikal

.... The lake bottom under us resembles the moon surface, with animal holes for craters and winding traces for enigmatic writings. A multitude of crustaceans, incredibly sophisticated in their appearance, drift past the view port, like small boats. The Baikal oilfish, startled by the searchlight, soars like a butterfly spreading its iridescent transparent “wings” and then shoots up in snaky windings. Shy pigfish freeze, squeezing up against the bottom and fanning their translucent fins. ...Another ...

Modified: 30.12.2009
MIR-1 , MIR-2 , gas hydrates , sponges , Baikal oilfish , Akademicheskiy Ridge
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