Accession Number : AD0750956

Title :   Biological Investigations during the First Voyage of the Scientific-Research Vessel 'Dmitrii Mendeleev' in the Western Section of the Tropical Atlantic,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kovalevskaya,N. V. ; Bekker,V. E. ; Pasternak,F. A.

Report Date : 08 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The new scientific research ship of The Institute of Oceanology, Academy of Sciences USSR, 'Dmitriy Mendeleyev' left of 21 February 1969 from the port Kaliningrad. The trip lasted 61 days, during which 70 stations were visted covering about 14,900 nautical miles, with one stop at Montserrat and two entries into the port of Spain (Trinidad) and Gibraltar. The main goal of the voyage was to take instrument readings of the eastward current from the ridge of the Lesser Antilles. Concurrently, biological experiments were carried out, including collection of benthic fauna, fish, and ichthyoplankton, as well as several attempts at artificial fertilization of fish roe and incubation in an aquarium. Fish collection produced about 100 different species belonging to 80 genera and 46 families. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, *ATLANTIC OCEAN), TROPICAL REGIONS, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM, AQUATIC ANIMALS, FISHES, SAMPLING, USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE