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RV “DALNIE ZELENTSY” STARTED WORK WITHIN INSTITUTE'S GOVERNMENT TASK FOR 2019

03.04.2019

Researchers at Murmansk Marine Biological Institute began work on the implementation of the first stage of integrated marine expedition to the RV “Dalnie Zelentsy” in Barents Sea as part of the government task of the Institute. Spring stage of the expedition is scheduled for 20 days and involves field work on Kola meridian and Zelentsky transect, several stations on ice edge and coast of Barents Sea (East Murman). Tasks of the scientific group of 13 people include: determination of hydrometeorological and hydrochemical parameters of aquatic environment; water sampling to determine photosynthetic pigments, primary productivity, bacterio-, phyto- and zooplankton; by-pass observations of seabirds and mammals; sampling of water, bottom sediment and biota for further determining of pollutants concentrations in MMBI laboratory; sampling of bottom sediments to determine the granulometric composition.