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Press Release 10-085

Unprecedented Warming in East Africa's Lake Tanganyika

Lake's surface waters are warmest on record

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Local fishermen troll the waters of Lake Tanganyika catching sardines.

Local fishermen troll the waters of Lake Tanganyika, catching sardines--for now.

Credit: Andrew Cohen


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The eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, off Gombe, Tanzania.

The eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, off Gombe, Tanzania.

Credit: Marc Mayes


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A sediment core is collected from the side of a vessel.

Sediments collected from coring were used to reconstruct past lake surface temperatures.

Credit: Christine Gans


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