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TOMSK, Aug 26 – RIA
Tomsk. Alexey Orlov, an employee of the Biological Institute
of the Tomsk State University (BI TSU), led a transarctic expedition across the
four northern seas; the result of the sea trip will be eco-recommendations for
companies mastering the resources of the Arctic basin, the press service of the
university reported on Monday.
It is specified that the scientific group of the
expedition included ichthyologists, oceanologists, genetics, hydrobiologists
and hydrochemists of the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and
Oceanography (VNIRO). Scientists will explore water biological resources in
Chukot, East Siberian, Kara Seas and Laptev Sea.
"The employee of BI TSU and chief researcher of
VNIRO Alexey Orlov heads the trans-Arctic expedition on the four northern seas.
The data obtained within the framework of the Transarctic Transition will allow
to assess the state of marine ecosystems and help to develop the right approach
to reduce anthropogenic risks in the development of the richest resources of
the Arctic basin", – it is said in the message.
The researchers are on the ship "Professor
Levanidov" and work 24 hours a day in two watches. The scientists observe
avifauna and marine mammals, analyze eco-recordings and collect a variety of
material for study. They also sample microplastic concentrations in Arctic seas.
"The opportunities offered to us by the Arctic
require a competent and careful attitude to its resources, a responsible
approach to the preservation of a unique and very vulnerable ecosystem for
future generations," – Orlov is quoted in the message.
According to the press service of TSU, the end of the
expedition is planned for the beginning of October.