Deep-water research of Lake Baikal: Study of hydrobionts

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This is Project Manager Dr. Sergey Kudelya's presentation on the deep-water research of Lake Baikal: Study of hydrobionts (International expedition “Mir Subs on Lake Baikal”). Presented at the IWSC2012, 24-26 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

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  • 1. Speaker: Dr. Sergey Kudelya Project manager Deep-water research of Lake Baikal Study of hydrobionts (International expedition Mir Subs on Lake Baikal) Tulochonov A.K, Radnaeva L.D. Ulan-Ude, The Russian Federation IWSC2012, 24-26 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand The Baikal Institute of Nature Management (BINM) of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science Project: Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem

2. Mir Subs on Lake Baikal 3. Soup from plankton Bullhead PlanariaGammarus 4. Comephorus dybowski, Comephorus baicalensis; Battrachocottus sp. (Neocottus thermalis) 44 Sampling for fatty acid analysis 5. Investigated species of fish Family Species Ecological characteristic of species Cottidae / Cottocomephorinae Batrachocottus multiradiatus Benthic, eurybenthic Batrachocottus nikolskii Benthic, abyssal Cottocomephorus grewingkii Benthopelagic Cottocomephorus inermis Benthopelagic Abyssocottidae Abyssocottus gibbosus Benthic, abyssal Abyssocottus korotneffi Benthic, abyssal Asprocottus abyssalis Benthic, eurybenthic Cottinella boulengeri Benthic, abyssal Cyphocottus sp. Benthic, eurybenthic Limnocottus bergianus Benthic, eurybenthic Limnocottus griseus Benthic, eurybenthic Limnocottus pallidus Benthic, eurybenthic Neocottus thermalis Benthic, abyssal Comephoridae Comephorus baicalensis Secondary pelagic Comephorus dybowski Secondary pelagic 6. Colored sponges 7. 8 Smokers 8. 9 Oil drop After surfacing ("swimming in oil")Oil dish Sampling 9. 10 10. Baikals gas-hydrates 11. 12 Public awareness 12. Current Baikal Project Activities: Under International Waters partners (Green color scientific organizations) Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RAS (Russia) Irkutsk State University SB RAS (Russia) Limnological institute SB RAS (Russia) UNESCO University of Dundee (Scotland) Center of International Projects (Russia) Institute of Geoecology (Mongolia) Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Monitoring of Natural Environment (Rosgidromet) (Russia) Hydrometeorological Institute (Mongolia) BI Burpriroda Moscow State University (geographical faculty) (Russia) Moscow State University (Russia) Buryat State University (Russia) Zabaikalsky State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (Russia) NGOs (Mongolia and Russia) Individual consultants (Mongolia and Russia) 13. Science input to Baikal Project outcomes: Under International Waters (IW) TDA/ SAP. Enhancing transboundary cooperation. Joint harmonized monitoring program. Baikal Information System. On-line GIS model of Baikal Basin. Ecological atlas of Baikal Basin. Awareness and education. http://baikal.iwlearn.org/ 14. Thank you very much.