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There are more than 800 bodies of water of different origins, including volcanic, on the Kronotsky Reserve territory.

Kronotskoye Lake has the greatest area (242 km2) and catchment area (2330 km2), the second-greatest volume (12.4 km3), and the third-greatest maximum depth (148 m) of any freshwater lake on Kamchatka. Its average depth is 51 m. It was formed from a powerful lava flow that partitioned an ancient river bed of the Kronotskaya river.

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A sea otter's fur is the most expensive in the world. Long ago, there were so many sea otters here that Kronotsky Bay was called «Beaver Sea», but in the mid-18th century they were wiped out.