WWF will help students explore fish fauna
For three weeks students of Kamchatka State Technical University will work to map the depths of the lake and its collection of morphometric data. Studies are planned in three directions: Ichthyology, Hydrology and Hydrobiology. Students will carry out the study of a salmon in its natural habitat to define the size-age composition and numerical strength of young fishes. Not from textbooks, but in practice, young scientists learn about other animals inhabiting the body of water. In addition to their own research, the materials of which will form the basis of scientific papers, students will participate in research projects that are carried out by experts at the lake.
WWF takes major part in assistance of the organization of the field research.
«As a scientist, I know very well the needs of young students in real material to explore! When the subject of a research is found not in a textbook but in the wild, when a student in practice can apply the knowledge gained at the desk, it all makes knowledge substansial, - expresses his opinion coordinator of the Sustainable Fisheries of Bering Ecoregion of WWF Russia Sergey Korostelev. - The importance of field studies for the students cannot to be overestimated. Moreover, high-level professionals will be assisting students in their work. And the lake was not selected by chance. In 1937 the first Kamchatka observatory was built at the lake. Scientists started to study the peculiarities of the ecosystem where sockeye-salmon lived. For several dozens of years the lake is being a wonderful platform for a wide variety of research on ichthyology and the environment in general. »