The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Ushakov, Pavel Vladimirovich (1903–1992)

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Ushakov, Pavel Vladimirovich (1903–1992) – a prominent Soviet explorer of the Far Eastern Seas of Russia, a hydrobiologist, zoologist and oceanographer, Doctor of Biology, and professor. U. has made a significant contribution to marine life studies and the fauna of Polychaete worms of the Far Eastern Seas of Russia. In 1924, following his graduation from St. Petersburg University, U. went to work in Russian State Hydrological Institute (SHI) where he worked until 1936, taking part in numerous expeditions. In 1928 U. explored the Amur Liman and discovered its function as a natural barrier preventing a fauna exchange between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. In 1929 he participated as a hydrobiologist in a scientific research expedition on the “Fyodor Litke” icebreaker from Vladivostok through the Bering Strait toward Wrangel Island. In 1931 U. set up the Kamchatka Marine Research Station of State Hydrological Institute which had conducted hydrobiological research in the Avacha...

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