Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bai-colleagues at ASLO 2013

New Orleans was overrun with aquatic scientists last week as folks from all over the world descended on the Big Easy for the conference of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Several of us attended, and before … Continue reading

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Winter adventures

Yesterday astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted a breathtaking image of Lake Baikal from the International Space Station: Tonight's Finale: Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth's fresh water. pic.twitter.com/VvPAyT6Hl4 — Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February … Continue reading

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Eco-tourism at Baikal

To no surprise, Baikal and its shores are an attractive tourist destination.  A few minutes of online research place conservative estimates at 10,000+ tourists for the summer season.  Tourists usually start in Irkutsk or perhaps Ulan-Ude – the two largest … Continue reading

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