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PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY RELATED TO TUMEN RIVER AREA:
The state of environment and biota of a southwest part of the Peter the Great Bay and the Tumen River mouth. Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2001. 202 p.

In the collection of papers the results of research on biodiversity and ecological condition of water area adjacent to mouth of the Tumannaya River that were conducted under supervision and with direct participation of co-workers of the Institute of Marine Biology, FEB RAS in 1996-1999 are considered. The area studied included waters of the river up PRC border, the South Area of the Far East State Marine Reserve, Expedition Bay with adjacent waters of Reid Pallada Bay (Posyet Bay) and south part of Primorye.

Data on hydrological, hydrochemical, hydrobiological, ichthyological, microbiological, histological and biochemical research, on analysis of bottom and water pollution by heavy metals, oil carbohydrates, detergents and pesticides are presented. The quality composition of pollutants, which are discharged from Tumannaya River, dynamics of their allocation and their effect on communities of freshwater and marine organisms are presented.

The collection of papers is interest for the biologists of general profile, ecologists, teachers and students of biological departments.

CONTENTS:
Kasyanov V.L., Pitruk D.L.    
A Century After Garin (Instead of an Introduction)   3
Chubar E.A.    
Natural Features of the Region of the Tumen River Lower Reaches and Adjacent Areas   14
Moschenko A.V., Vanin N.S., Lamykina A.E.    
Bottom Relief, Sediments and Hydrological Conditions of the Russian Part of the Mouth Area of Tumen River   39
Shulkin V.M.    
Assessment of Metal Pollution of the Tumen River and Adjacent Sea Water Area   72
Shulkin V.M., Moschenko A.V.    
Pollution Level and Factors Determining Contaminant Contents in the Bottom Sediments of the Russian Part of the Tumen River Mouth Area   83
Sokolovsky A.S., Sokolovskaya T.GL, Oksyuzyan E.B.    
Composition of Ichthyofauna of the Tumen River Basin   96
Sokolovsky A.S., Sokolovskaya T.G.,Yepur I.V.    
Ichthyofauna of Sivuchaya Bight, Peter the Great Bay   108
Vyshkvartsev D.I., Lebedev E.B., Levenets I.R.    
Preservation of the Biodiversity of the Tumen River   117
Orlova T.Yu., Selina M.S., Stonik I.V.    
Phytoplankton of the Tumen River Mouth and the Adjacent Waters of Peter the Great Bay   125
Belan T.A.    
Soft-Ground-Dwelling Macrozoobenthos of the Area Covering the Waters from the Estuary Region of the Tumen River to Furugelm Island   143
Silina A.V., Pozdnyakova L.A., Ovsyannikova I.I.    
The Condition of Japanese Scallop Populations in Southwestern Part of Peter the Great Bay   164
Chernova E.N., Kavun V.Ya.    
Concentrations of Heavy Metals in the Organs of Goldfish Carassius auratus gibelio (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae) From Lebedinoe Lake, Basin of the Tumen River   183
Romanov N.S.    
Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Goldfish Carassius auratus gibelio (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae) From the Basin of the Tumen River as an Index of Environmental Conditions During Its Early Development   192
The state of environment and biota of the southwestern part of Peter the Great Bay and the Tumen River mouth. Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2001. V. 2. 178 p.

In the second volume of the collection of articles, the Institute of Marine Biology, FEB RAS, continues to publish the results of researches into biodiversity and state of the environment in the Tumannya (Tumen) River Mouth and the adjacent areas of Peter the Great Bay which were carried out during 1996-1999. An introduction article is concerned with one of the most important problems of this region, i.e., the conservation of birds biodiversity in the wetlands close to the lower course of the Tumannya River as well as in the entire southernmost part of Primorsky Krai. On the basis of the results of algal flora research, waters of the river mouth are classified as beta-mesosaprobic, weakly polluted waters. The impoverishment of molluskan fauna of the Tumannya River bed and the adjacent bodies of water testifies to the suppressed condition of river benthos, which is probably due to significant pollution of the river in its middle and lower course. Analysis of the data on the level of pollution of sea water and bottom sediments in the river mouth area, in the southern part of the Far Eastern State Marine Reserve and in Posyet Bay (Expeditsiya Bay and Reid Pallada Bay) suggests a negative anthropogenic influence on the marine environment. A very low biomass, density and species diversity of amphipods as well as low density and species diversity of echinoderm and bivalve larvae testify to an unfavorable environmental situation in Peter the Great Bay areas contiguous to the Tumannya River mouth. Unsatisfactory health condition of flatfishes and other fishes in the river mouth and in Sivuchya Bight located 18 km north of the mouth is also indirect evidence for the harmful environmental pollution level in the area investigated.

This collection of articles is of interest to biologists, ecologists, experts in nature protection, university teachers and students of biological and geographical departments.

CONTENTS:
Litvinenko N.M, Shibaev Yu.V.    
Birds of the Wetland "Tumangan" (Biodiversity and Problems of Protection)   5
Tkalin A.V.    
Contamination of the Marine Environment in the Area of the Tumen River Mouth   20
Khristoforova N.K., Zhuravel E.V., Nedorostkova I.G.    
Contents of Detergents and Phenols in Surface Waters of the Tumen River Mouth and Adjacent Areas of Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan)   27
Nikulina T.V.    
Contribution to the Species Diversity of Algae of the Tumen River   41
Prosorova L.A.    
Species Composition and Distribution of Freshwater Malacofauna in the Basin of Lower Reaches of the Tumen River   52
Sokolovsky A.S., Oksyuzyan E.B.    
Emendations and Additions to the List of Ichthyofauna of the Tumen River Basin   69
Pavlyuk O.N.    
Taxonomic Composition and Population Density of Meiobenthos in the Area of Peter the Great Bay Adjacent to the Tumen River Mouth   73
Tarasova T.S., Preobrazhenskaya T.V.    
Foraminifera of the Upper Subtidal Zone of Furugelm Island (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan)   84
Budnikova L.L.    
Benthic amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in the Southwestern Part of Peter the Great Bay   98
Dautov S.Sh., Kulikova V.A., Korn O.M.    
Distribution of Larvae of Bivalvia, Echinodermata, and Cirripedia in the Area of Peter the Great Bay between the Tumen River Mouth and Furugelm Island   110
Usheva L.N.    
Histomorphology of Tumor-Like Growths in the Scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis   126
Syasina I.G., Sokolovsky A.S., Sokolovskaya T.G.    
Pathology of Fishes from the Tumen River Mouth and Adjacent Sea Area   138
The state of environment and biota of the southwestern part of Peter the Great Bay and the Tumen River mouth. Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2002. V. 3. 202 p.

In the third final volume of the collection of articles, the results of researches into the biodiversity and state of the environment in the Tumannaya (Tumen) River mouth and the adjacent areas of Peter the Great Bay, which were carried out during 1996-2000, are published. In the introductory article, the marine environment and biota state in different areas of the bay, including the zone near the river mouth, is characterized. Conditions of the thermohaline regime formation in the southern Peter the Great Bay and its parts (zone near the river mouth, Posyet Bay and waters around Furugelm Island situated between these two areas) are described. The data on the coastal waters biomonitoring using brown algae suggest that over the last 15 years the heavy metals (Cd, Ni, Zn) pollution level of the southwestern part of the bay has increased by 2 times. In the organs of three fish species from Sivuchya Bight located 18 km north of the river mouth, the presence of DDT (up to 6 ng/g) and hexachlorocyclohexane (up to 3.7 ng/g) was revealed. These facts are indicative of anthropogenic effects. Rare and disappearing fish species from the Tumen River mouth and adjacent seawater area are described. The infestation by the ligulids (Cestoda) of one of the common freshwater fish species inhabiting the Tumen River basin was investigated. The first data on the fauna of seawater, brackish water and freshwater ostracodes in the southwestern part of Peter the Great Bay are presented. The full list of the birds fauna of the Far East State Marine Reserve is presented.

This collection of articles is of interest to biologists, ecologists, experts in nature protection, university teachers, and students of biological and geographical departments.

CONTENTS:
Vaschenko M. A., Pitruk D.L.    
Comparative assessment of the condition of the marine environment and biota in various parts of Peter the Great Bay including the Tumen River mouth area   3
Grigoryeva N. I.    
The formation of eco-hydrological conditions in southwestern Peter the Great Bay and its features   19
Kozhenkova S. L, Khristoforova N. K.    
Biomonitoring of heavy metal content in the coastal waters of southwestern Peter the Great Bay using brown algae   30
Lukyanova O.N., Syasina I.G., Boyarova M.D., Prikhodko Y.V., Sokolovsky A.S.    
Organochlorine pesticides in some biota members of the Tumen River influence area (southwestern Primorye)   38
Kepel A.A.    
Floating rubbish and its fouling in the southwestern part of Peter the Great Bay   46
Shornikov E. I., Trebukhova Yu. A.    
Ostracods of brackish and fresh waters of southwestern coast of Peter the Great Bay   56
Shornikov E. I., Chavtur V. G.    
Ostracods of rocky and neighboring shallow-water biotopes in southwestern Peter the Great Bay   85
Pavlyuk O.N.    
Meiobenthos of Kalevala Bay and an unnamed bay of Furugelm Island, in the southwestern part of Peter the Great Bay   106
Silina A.V.    
A comparative study of the condition of the communities of Japanese scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis and its epibionts in Kalevala and Sivuchya bays, Peter the Great Bay   120
Markevich A. I.    
Fish distribution in coastal biocenoses of Zapadnaya Bight, Furugelm Island: changes from 1991 through 1996   132
Sokolovsky A. S., Sokolovskaya T. G., Epur I. V., Oksyuzyan E. B.    
Rare and endangered fish species in the basin of the Tumen River and adjacent marine waters   144
Syasina I. G., Lavrova T. V., Butorina T. E.    
Ligulid (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidae) invasion and morphological changes in the liver of the goby Chaenogobius castaneus from the Tumen River basin   154
Nazarov Y. N., Shibaev Y. V., Litvinenko N.M.    
Birds of the Far East State Marine Reserve (south Primorye)   163