Observation post established on the Greater Oranskie Islands
The field house for scientists was brought to Novaya Zemlya by the ship "Mikhail Somov" during the annual summer navigation. The transportation and installation were supervised by the inspectors of the Russian Arctic National Park. They will use it to observe Atlantic walruses.
The observation point for walrus rookery is a self – contained house for 4 people. Inside there are conditions for cooking, rest and work. Now scientists can monitor the rookery all the time. Previously, the regularity of such kind of work depended on weather conditions – it takes more than an hour to go to the Oranskie Islands by motor boat from the main base – Zhelaniya cape. Therefore, the observations of walruses were fragmentary.
Together with the new home for scientists, automatic photo traps were brought to the Oranskie Islands. With its help, scientists will be able to spy on walruses and monitor their behavior, condition and time spent on land through the year.