Vadim O. Mokievsky

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Based on visual observations in the Nyegga (Norwegian Sea) methane seep area we defined arbitrary boundaries and defined the following types of microbiotopes: the siboglinid field, bacterial mat, and background sediment. The metazoan meiobenthos consisted of 14 major taxa; the Nematoda dominated at seven of the eight stations. The taxonomic diversity of(More)
Benthic sampling between 1997 and 2006 on the Yermak Plateau, a permanently ice-covered submarine peninsula northwest of Svalbard, exhibited regional differences with generally higher meiofauna numbers in southern and western parts (~2,250–2,300 ind. 10 cm−2 in the south-west, compared with ~1,200–1,350 ind. 10 cm−2 in the north-east). Distribution patterns(More)
This review paper deals with the problem of the design and operation of marine reserves in the context of modern views on the hierarchical organization of marine ecosystems. The state of the art in the theoretical aspect of the establishment and development of marine protected areas (MPAs) is discussed. Despite the increasing number of publications on MPAs,(More)
All available information from literature sources dealing with deep-sea nematode species was analyzed, in order to obtain an overview of the state of knowledge in deep-sea nematode taxonomy and answer the question of how many valid nematode species are known from the deep sea so far. One hundred and twenty-seven taxonomic and ecological literature sources(More)
The fauna, associated with Laminaria and other largebrown macroalgae was studied by using SCUBA anddredging in two different types of underwater habitatsof the White Sea.In shallow water fjords and bays, with a depth of nomore than 30–40 m, detached kelp (mainly Laminaria saccharina, L. digitata and Alaria esculenta) formed large accumulations. One ofthese(More)
Meiobenthic studies were performed in an intertidal area in the Be River estuary (Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam). The study area is an area of riverine-type mangroves that have been heavily damaged by human impacts, including timber cutting and waste. Three biotopes are situated in the middle intertidal zone: a fringe of Rhizophora stylosa, a bush area composed of(More)
In spite of the fact that shallow-water meiobenthos of the White Sea is a relatively well studied, the information on meiobenthic fauna from the deepest part of this sea is still very scanty. This study represents the first major study of the meiobenthos from the deep White Sea. The composition of the meiobenthic community, density and vertical distribution(More)
The shallow-water nematodes of the White Sea are relatively well studied; however, information on the nematode fauna inhabiting the deepest part of this sea is very scarce. The composition of the nematode assemblages (at species and genus level) was studied in samples collected during four sampling occasions in the deepest part of the Kandalaksha Depression(More)
During 2009-2012 stocks of the bivalve Arctica islandica (Linnaeus, 1767) (Ocean quahog) in Kandalaksha Bay (the White Sea) has been assessed using a side-scan sonar, grab sampling and underwater photo imaging. Structurally uniform localities were highlighted on the basis of side-scan signal. Each type of a signal reflects combination of sediment type,(More)