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What Has Happened to Lake Baikal Sponges?

In the summer of 2011 an unusual phenomenon was observed in Lake Baikal: the coloration of some representatives of the unique Baikal sponge changed from green to dirty pink. The scientists of the Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkutsk) are trying to find the reason why this happened The unusual sponges were discovered by a team of divers near Olkhon Island, where “rose” bushes showed up against the background of sponge thickets of a familiar green...

Modified: 22.08.2012
Baikal , freshwater sponge
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