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Graphics: It makes lake baikal unique

Updated 2019-04-21: the Article has been added to a correction.

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Over 2,600 aquatic species living in Baikal. Of them are 93% endemic, meaning species only found in this place. There are at least 53 different species of fish and 230 species of amphipods, which eat dead fish and other organic waste. In the Baikal there are also njerpan, the world's only species of seal that lives only in freshwater.

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A njerpa take again on a rock in lake baikal. Photo: Olga Kamenskaya/TT

The lake baikal unique Amphipoden Pallasea cancellus on the even of the endemic sponge Lubomirskia baicalensis. Photo: Olga Kamenskaya/TT

Correction: In an earlier version of this article stated the wrong unit for the volume.

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