Southern Siberia's Lake Baikal has a lot of distinctions. By volume it's the largest freshwater lake in the world. It's also the deepest. And according to biologists who study zooplankton and how light penetration affects their activity, Lake Baikal is one of the clearest lakes in the world.
The clarity of the water may not sound exciting for those not engaged with zooplankton, but it does mean that when the lake freezes, the visual effect is stunning:
And the lake doesn't just look cool when it's frozen. In the video below, a percussion group from the Siberian city of Irkutsk traveled to Baikal to reveal its sonic properties:
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