The submarine eruption in the
fresh-water Karymsky Lake (Kamchatka) resulted in: the appearance of
a new volcanic structure on the bottom of the lake, a change in the
lake's hydrological and hydrochemical regimes, and the death of
all life in the lake. The endogenous influence was short-lived.
The basic task of the scientific investigation is to study the
rebuilding process of the hydrochemical, hydrological
and hydrobiological state of the lake. Also, one of the main
tasks is the search for analogical ecological evidence of the
occurence of similar catastrophes in the history of this lake.