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Purposeful studies of alien species were performed in the Sea of Japan (Russian territory) in recent decades; however, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea received less attention, and the studies there were occasional, so the data are scarce. An annotated list of 66 nonindigenous species of various degree of acclimatization is presented for the first time(More)
Work on the investigation of organisms of ballast water and sediments of ships sailing on Russia-Japan and Russia-China lines was started in the Port of Vladivostok for the first time for the Far East seas of Russia. In total, 145 taxa, 37 microalgal species, 24 holoplankton species, 22 meroplankton taxa, and 10 meiofauna groups were revealed, 24 species of(More)
Alien species pose a continuously growing problem around the world. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are believed to protect marine ecosystems from the human interference. Nevertheless, no physical barriers in the marine environment can prevent introduction of alien species. Russian MPAs do not have an effective system to prevent introduction of new and to(More)
A mycological study of ballast waters and sediments of commercial ships plying in the Russian-Japanese and Russian-Chinese lines is carried out in the port of Vladivostok for the first time. Forty-three taxa of mycelial fungi of 11 genera of anamorphic fungi and zygomycetes are found in the ballast waters and in the sediments. The species of genera(More)
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