The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
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Byalynitskiy-Birulya, Aleksander Andreevich (1864–1937)

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Byalynitskiy-Birulya, Aleksander Andreevich (1864–1937) – a prominent Soviet zoologist. In 1891, he graduated from St. Petersburg University, in 1893 worked in the Zoological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, and in 1899 participated in an expedition to Spitsbergen. He worked at Hornsund Fjord, Is-Fjord, on Barents Island, participated in a polar expedition of 1900–1903 on the yacht “Zarya” under the command of E.V. Toll, and during the winter stay of the “Zarya,” he worked in Nerpichiy Zaliv (Bay) of Kotelny Island (the New Siberian Islands). In 1902, he worked on the western shore of Novaya Sibir Island. In 1917, he became the deputy director of the Zoological Museum and in 1927 its director. In 1930, he was arrested, but in 1931 set free. After that, he worked in Arkhangelsk and studied the Arctic chironomids, crustaceans, fishes’ nourishment, etc.

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