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Maybe-Bag and Let It Be. Ecological Crisis in Lake Baikal: A Mystery of the Century

... objects at a distance of 20—30 m, but now the visibility can at times be down to 2 m. This is the current state of the UNESCO World Heritage Site... Here I will only briefly list the facts: Rampant proliferation of the filamentous green alga Spirogyra, an uncommon species in Lake Baikal, thousands and thousands of tons. Extinction of almost all of Baikal sponges, which belong to several endemic species. Disappearance of the August herd of Baikal sculpins, which is one of the food resources ...

Modified: 31.08.2016
Lake Baikal , East Siberia , coast eutrophication , Spirogyra
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Ecological Crisis on Lake Baikal: Diagnosed by Scientists

... that these words would be written about Lake Baikal, the deepest and purest lake in the world, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The first sign of the ecological crisis on Baikal was the rampant proliferation of the atypical filamentous Spirogyra alga. According to limnology scientists, the cause of the disaster was not global warming or other planetary-scale phenomena, but an excessive inflow of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus into the lake. The studies revealed the culprit—the ...

Modified: 05.12.2015
Baikal , eutrophication , Spirogyra , algae , algal bloom , coastal zone , gastropods , sponges , sponge disease , ecological crisis , wastewater , wastewater treatment facilities
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Ecological Crisis on Lake Baikal: Diagnosed by Scientists

... that these words would be written about Lake Baikal, the deepest and purest lake in the world, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The first sign of the ecological crisis on Baikal was the rampant proliferation of the atypical filamentous Spirogyra alga. According to limnology scientists, the cause of the disaster was not global warming or other planetary-scale phenomena, but an excessive inflow of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus into the lake. The studies revealed the culprit—the ...

Modified: 30.08.2015
Baikal , eutrophication , Spirogyra , algae , algal bloom , coastal zone , gastropods , sponges , sponge disease , ecological crisis , wastewater , wastewater treatment facilities
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Spirogyra in Lake Baikal: Environmental Emergency. First-Hand Information

... Baikal water Warning signs of the environmental problem began to come as early as in 2010. Three years later, an expedition of the Limnological Institute SB RAS (Irkutsk) discovered the proliferation of atypical filamentous macroalgae of genus Spirogyra on the northern coast of the lake basin, near Severobaykalsk. The waves threw out dirty dead algae on the shores, which formed long foul-smelling heaps stretching for hundreds of meters. In September 2014, an expedition of Irkutsk scientists ...

Modified: 04.09.2014
ecology , Baikal , disaster , limnology , seaweed , cyanobacteria , Spirogyra , sponges , molluscs , water quality , phosphorus
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