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 (sī′mä′), Lake
A lake of southeast Finland. It is the largest of the Saimaa Lakes, a group of more than 120 interconnected lakes in the south-central and southeast part of the country.
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(ˈsaɪ mɑ)

Lake, a lake in SE Finland. ab. 500 sq. mi. (1295 sq. km).
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In the oligotrophic Lake Saimaa (Finland), the mean number of dominating species varied between 4 and 8 (Hynynen et al., 1999).
The paper was prepared with the support of the project "The role of material culture in the Neolithization of north-eastern Europe--Studies in the use and manipulation of raw materials in Lake Saimaa, Karelia and northern Ostrobothnia c.
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Both Lake Saimaa and Lake Ladoga are relatively shallow water basins (Kuusisto, 1999; Kuderskiy, 2009) but regional differences in depth and temperature regimes influence seasonal fish migrations (Kuderskiy, 2009), which then influence seal distribution (Harkonen et al., 2006).
Trangressions of such magnitude can often cause the formation of new outlets, as has occurred in Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland, which originally drained into the Baltic Sea basin from its northwestern end, but whose outlet since 5700 calibrated years before present (cal yr BP) has been located in its southeasternmost end (Saarnisto 1970).
A record number of seals have been born in Lake Saimaa, Finland this year.
The last stop on the way east is the inland port of Lappeenranta, on the southern edge of Lake Saimaa. Saimaa is the fourth-largest inland lake in Europe, and Lappeenranta is the gateway to Russia.
We lunched one day in a restored and converted hay-loft on the island of Niini in Lake Saimaa (one of Finland's 187,888 lakes).
The site, a gently sloped clearing with a southerly exposure, lies at the head of a small inlet off of the larger Lake Saimaa. A thick tree line and an existing access road to the established research forest and laboratories bounds the northern edge.