The Baikal Seal, or Nerpa (image) University of California - Santa Barbara Share Print E-Mail Caption The Baikal seal, or nerpa, lives in ice caves on the lake during the winter. It is the only freshwater seal in the world. Credit Vadim Kantor, Greenpeace Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.