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Abstracts of presentations
The second International Conference
Baikal, Russia
September 10-15, 2002

Moscow 2002
Marine Mammals of Holarctic. 2002. Abstracts of the conference presentations. Moscow. KMK, 294 pages.
Editor – Dr. Belkovich V.M.
Compilers: Belkovich V.M., Smelova I.V., Boltunov A.N.

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  • Alekseev A.Yu. et al. Tuberculosis in pinnipeds

  • Atkinson S., Oki C. Increased metabolism in harbor seals during winter

  • Baranov E.A., Ivanov K.B. About possibility to use hydroacoustic methods for counting Baikal seals

  • Belikov R.A., Belkovich V.M. Influence of anthropogenic factors on vocalization and behavior of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas)

  • Belikov S.E. Russian-American agreement on conservation and management of polar bears

  • Belikov S.I. et al. Molecular-genetic comparison of morbilliviruses caused epizootic diseases in baikal and caspian seals and determination of possible infection natural reservoirs

  • Belkovich V.M. White whales of the European North: distribution and number

  • Burn D., Webber M. Detection, classification, and group size estimation of Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) in commercial satellite imagery

  • Bickham J. et al. Genetic variability and population structure in an endangered marine mammal (Eumetopias jubatus)

  • Blokhin I.A. Characteristics of the Comander northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus L.) feeding basing on result of skatology analysis

  • Blokhin S.A. et al. Abundance, distribution, and behavior of the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), based on aerial surveys on the northeast Sakhalin shelf, summer and fall 2001

  • Bogoslovskaya L.S. Structure of Chukchi-bering stock of bowhead whales

  • Bogoslovskaya L.S. Distribution and abundance of Californian gray whales in Russian waters

  • Boltnev A.I. et al. Results of multispectral aerial survey of the Okhotsk Sea seals in May 2001

  • Boltunov A.N., Belikov S.E. Catching belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in the Onemen Bay (Chukotka) in summer 2001

  • Bondarev V.A., Potelov V.A. Quantitative and age structure of white whale groups at zimniy bereg of the White Sea Dvinsk Gulf in 2001

  • Bondarev V.A., Prischemikhin V.F. Sightings of white whales in Baydaratskaya Inlet and Dikson Island areas of the Kara Sea in July-August, 2001

  • Boness D. et al. The aquatic mating system of harbor seals: is it lekking?

  • Bukina L.A. et al. Topography of lymphoid tissue associated with intestines in harp seal whitecoats

  • Burdin A.M. et al. Present status and problems in protection of the Korean-Okhotsk grey whale population

  • Burdin A.M. et al. Application of remote video system for biological research on Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) at cape Kozlova (Kronotskiy State Nature Reserve, Kamchatka)

  • Burdin A.M. et al. How conservative are Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) females choosing reproduction grounds

  • Burkanov V.N. et al. Brief results of survey of Steller sea lion rookeries and haulouts in the waters of the Russian Far East in 2001

  • Bushuev S.G. Principal results of the aerial observations of the Black Sea dolphins in 1970s-80s

  • Watanabe Y. et al. Diving behavior of Weddell seals in relation to vertical prey distribution estimated by visual data

  • Webber M., Burn D. Application of Airborne Thermal Remote Sensing to Surveys of Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens)

  • Vedenev A.I. The assessment and prediction of the man-made noise impact on okhotsk-korean gray whales off Sakhalin Island

  • Vladimirov A.V. On the distribution of ñetaceans in the coastal waters of southern Sakhalin Island

  • Vladimirov V.A. To the assessment of the Minke whale number in the Sea of Okhotsk

  • Vladimirov V.A. Contemporary status of the Okhotsk-Korean gray whale population, actual tasks of its study and conservation

  • Vorontsov A.V. Winter-spring distribution and population dynamics of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and their primary prey species - ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in the Kara Sea

  • Gaidenok N.D. et al. To estimation of total white whale stock in the "Murman - Kotelnyi" sector of Holarctic

  • Gaidenok N.D. et al. To the estimate of parameters of the energy pyramid in seas of the Holarctic sector “cape Nordkap – Pevek"

  • Goldin P.E. Findings of cetaceans on southern coast of the Azov Sea in 1999-2001

  • Goryaev Yu.I. The distribution and number of pinnipeds and polar bear in north-east region of Barents Sea in May 2001

  • Grachev A.I. et al. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) in coastal waters of the Chukchi Peninsula

  • BProblems in protection and hunting of marine mammals

  • Grachev A.I., Mymrin R.N. Monitoring of whales in the Bering and Chukchi seas

  • Denisenko T.E. Biological features of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from the Black Sea Streptococcosises the Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) during the first months of adaptation to captivity

  • Denisenko T.E. Streptococcosises the Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

  • Denisenko T.E., Sokolova O.E. Quantitative and species composition of microflora of the Black Sea Streptococcosises the Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as an animal adaptation index for captivity conditions

  • Derocher A. et al. Norwegian-Russian polar bear research

  • Jay C.V. et al. Movements of two adult male Pacific walruses during fall in the Chukotka region of Russia

  • Dzhikiya E.L. et al. Vessel traffic and behavior of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Avacha Gulf, Russia

  • Dimov S.K. et al. Antibodies to brucellosis at the caspian seals

  • Doroshenko A.N. Distribution and abundance of belugas in Sakhalin Bay of the Okhotsk Sea in summer 2001

  • Doroshenko A.N., Lebedeva I.E. Differentiation of distribution of beluga’s dermatomycosis caused by different fungi species

  • Doroshenko N.V. Present status of cetaceans in the Okhotsk Sea



  • Erokhina I.A. About biochemical adaptation of marine mammals at the maintenance in oceanarium

  • Zharikov K.A. et al. Observations on marine mammals in a course of aerial search of fish in the Barents and Norwegian seas in 1981-1985

  • Zagrebelnyi S.V., Fomin V.V. Total number, age and sex structure of Bering Islands sea otter mortality at modern stage of population development

  • Zadalskiy S.V. Population status and migrations of Steller sea lions in the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk

  • Zadalskiy S.V., Perlov A.S. Age variability properties of Steller sea lions interior characteristics

  • Zasypkin M.Yu. et al. Allozyme variability in Steller sea lion assessed through the combination of biochemical genetic markers in blood

  • Zakharova N.A., Khuraskin L.S. Some problems concerning Caspian seal biology with regard to anthropogenic invasion of comb-jelly Ìnemiopsis sp.

  • Zdor E.V. Present state of subsistence whaling in Chukotka

  • Zemskiy V.A., Smelova I.V. About some problems in marine mammal research

  • Zimina O.A. Some elements of Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) play behavior in captivity

  • Zimina O.A. Some parameters of harp seal (Phoca groenlandica) external respiration in captivity

  • Ivanov K.B., Baranov E.A. Standard energy exchange in Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica)

  • York A.E. et al. Stable isotopes in the teeth of Steller sea lions: do they tell us the age at weaning?

  • Kavtsevich N.N. Morphological and cytochemical characteristic of some marine mammal species blood at extreme impacts

  • Kavtsevich N.N., Yerokhina I.A. Some peculiarities of blood composition of harp seal pups-migrators

  • Kasuya T. Falsification of catch statistics by the past Japanese coastal whaling

  • Kirillova O.I. Distribution and abundance of cetaceans in the southwestern Barents Sea

  • Kolevatova A.I. et al. Development of erythropoiesis in northern fur seals

  • Kornev S.I. Marine mammals and fishery in Russian waters of the northwestern Pacific

  • Kochnev A.A. Marine mammals investigations and management in Wrangel Island State Reserve

  • Kochnev A.A. Autumn aggregations of polar bears on the Wrangel Island and their importance for the population

  • Krainova E.M., Zasypkin M.Yu. Allozyme variability in Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) from the northwestern pacific

  • Krasnov Yu.V., Nikolayeva N.G. Seasonal dynamic of harp seal in the upper Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea

  • Krasnova V.V. Beluga female and calf spatial interactions at early stages of postnatal ontogenesis

  • Kreichi S.A. et al. Possibility to identify white whale individuals through personal acoustical characteristics

  • Kryukova N.V. Rationalization of walrus feeding in zoo

  • Kuzin A.E. Abundance and some biological features of Steller sea lions of the Tyuleniy Island

  • Kuzin A.E. et al. To the problem of dispersion, homing and phylopatry of juvenile Steller sea lions

  • Kuznetsov N.V. et al.  Results of aerial counts of the White Sea harp seal gatherings in 2002

  • Lagerev S.I. Diatoms fouling on minke whales in Antarctic

  • Lagerev S.I. Rapid method for finding taxonomic differences in studied groups of animals

  • Lisitsyna T.Yu., Burdin A.M. Structure peculiarities of rookery population and behavior adaptations in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) at Cape Kozlova (Kamchatka peninsula)

  • Liskins N., Pilats V. Selective withdrawal of seals population in the gulf of Riga as a result of costal fishery in 1995-2001

  • Litovka D.I. et al. Research of belugas Delphinapterus leucas in Anadyr Gulf (Chukotka) using satellite telemetry

  • Lukin L.R. Distribution of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in the White Sea and in the southeastern Barents Sea in ice season.

  • Lukin L.R. Distribution of pupping and molting gatherings of harp seals in the White Sea

  • Maas A.M. Aerial and aquatic vision of some marine mammals

  • Mamaev E.G. Coast based observations of cetaceans near Commander Islands

  • Maminov M.K., Yakovlev Yu.M. New data on the abundance and distribution of the gray whale on the northeastern Sakhalin shelf

  • Markov V.I. Dialogue communication in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

  • Martynyuk E.G., Chuprov S.M. Aerial survey of seals and other marine mammals in the Kara Sea in 1985, 1986

  • Mashburn K.L., Atkinson S. Sex differences in corticoid metabolism measured in Steller sea lion feces

  • Medvedev N.B. et al. Present status and recommended conservation actions for the Ladoga seal (Phoca hispida ladogensis) population

  • Melentyev V.V., Chernook V.I. Passive microwave satellite-airborne survey: methodology and results of use for charting whelping gatherings of harp seals in the White Sea

  • Melentyev V.V., Chernook V.I. White Sea winter hydrology and severe winter hydrological hazard: its effect on population number and migration features of harp seals (results of comprehensive satellite-aerial study)

  • Melnikov V.V. et al.  Results of two shore-based counts of bowhead whales in Chukotka: in the western Bering Strait and the eastern gulf of Anadyr in May and June 1999 – 2001

  • Mironova A.M. et al. Killer whale abundance, distribution, predation and strandings in the waters around Kamchatka and the Ñommander Islands

  • Mizuno A.W. Review of the spotted seal, Phoca largha, studies in the coastal waters of Hokkaido, Japan

  • Mikhailyuk A.L. et al.  Experimental study of grey seals behavior at distinguishing of visual stimulus

  • Mikhalev Yu.A. Expert or subjective analysis of the annuli in sperm whale teeth

  • Mukhlya A.M., Orlov M.M. Some biochemical indices of blood in free ranging marine mammals with different types of nervous activity during their catching

  • Miyazaki N. et al. Biological characteristics of caspian seals (Phoca caspica)

  • Mymrin N.I. Peculiarities and regularities of pinnipeds migrations in the northern Bering Sea

  • Mymrin N.I. The game economy of native population of the Chukchi Peninsula (Novoe Chaplino village)

  • Miyazaki N. et al. Preliminary results on contamination of radionuclides (137Cs, 239,240Pu, 90Sr) in caspian seal (Phoca caspica)

  • Mukhametov L.M. et al. Study of sleep and rest behavior in belugas

  • Matson C., Bickham J. Contaminants, immunotoxicity, and epizootics: an assessment of risk to Caspian seals (Phoca caspica)

  • Nadolishnyaya A.P., Starodubtsev Yu.D. Social behavior patterns in white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in captivity

  • Nikolskaya K.A. et al.  Comparative characteristics of intelligence in dolphins and fur seals

  • Nikulin V.S., Burkanov V.N. Some seasonal regularities of marine mammals incidental bycatch at salmon driftnet fisheries in south – west of the Bering Sea



  • Ognetov G.N. Estimate of the ringed seal (Phoca hispida) abundance in the White, Barents, and Kara seas

  • Perlov A.S. Some behavioral traits of the korean-okhotsk population of gray whales

  • Petrov E.A. Is the baikal seal population reducing?

  • Ponomareva L.N. et al.  About metrological basis for estimating size of harp seal population in the White Sea

  • Razlivalov E.V. Distribution and abundance of phocids in the Okhotsk Sea

  • Rodionov V.A. Structure of supracranial pneumatocysts and vocalization in dolphins

  • Svetochev V.N. et al.  White whale (Delphinapterus leucas) abundance in the White Sea according to visual survey from coastal stations in summer 2001

  • Svetochev V.N., Svetocheva O.N. Approaches of white whales in Dvinsk Gulf (letniy bereg coast area) of the White Sea in June – July, 2001

  • Svechareva N.N., Belkovich V.M. Role of anthropogenic influence on white whales during reproductive period

  • Sevostianov V.F. Tourist’s influence to the condition of biodiversity marine mammals at the Northern Pacific (Commander Islands)

  • Skurat L.N., Potapova L.A. Specific skin glands of the sea otter (Enhydra lutris)

  • Skurat L.N., Potapova L.A. Structural characteristic of the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) hairs

  • Smirnov G.P. et al.  Monitoring of the coastal walrus haulouts on the Gulf of Anadyr

  • Smirnov G.P. et al.  Walrus harvest monitoring on Chukotka

  • Sokolova O.V. The percentage and composition changes of T- and B- lymphocytes in the Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) during the process of adaptation for the life in captivity

  • Sokolova O.V., Denisenko T.E. Development of adaptive–protective phagocytosis mechanisms in the Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the process of adaptation to noogenic environment

  • Sokolskiy A.F. et al.  Aerial photographing of caspian seal pupping gatherings in the Caspian Sea in February 2001

  • Solntseva G.N. Three-dimensional view of bulla tympanica in dolphins Tursiops truncates and Delphinus delphis

  • Somov A.G. “Red tides” and marine mammals in the Bering and Okhotsk seas

  • Spiridonov V.A. On the conservation action plan for Western Pacific Gray Whales

  • Starodubtsev Yu.D. et al.  Ability of a dolphin to use experience for choosing irritants by similitude

  • Starodubtsev Yu.D. et al.  About ability of bottlenose dolphins to choose irritants by relative sign of similitude at presenting stimuli in different media and with their increasing number

  • Stus A.I., Nesterov G.A. Present state of the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus L.) population on the Commander Islands and prospects of its sustainable use

  • Suntsova N.A. et al.  Heavy metal burden in whitecoats of the White Sea harp seal population

  • Tarasyan K.K. et al.  Some features of the behavior and ecology of killer whales (Orcinus orca) at Avacha Gulf (Kamchatka, Russian Far East)

  • Testin A.I. et al.  Rapid method for finding taxonomic differences in studied groups of animals

  • Timoshenko Yu.K. Observation of marine mammal distribution in the area of Frants Josef Land and in the Barents Sea in August 2001

  • Tormosov D.D. About the reproduction potential of sperm whale females

  • Tormosov D.D., Filatov I.E. Geography of field research on pinnipeds of the Baltic Sea and Ladoga Lake

  • Trites A.W. et al.  Unravelling the mysterious disappearance of Steller sea lions in Alaska: insights from fieldwork, captive studies, and mathematical models

  • Trujillo R.G. et al.  Macrogeographic variation of nuclear microsatellite loci in an endangered species, Eumetopias jubatus

  • Trukhin A.M., Burkanov V.N. Observations of Marked Steller Sea Lions on Raykoke Island (Kuril Islands) in 2001

  • Fadely B. et al.  Analysis of Steller sea lion pup condition in Russia and Alaska

  • Filatova O.A. et al.  Vocalizations in Kamchatkian orcas: structure and dialects

  • Filin A.A. Management approaches to use of the Barents Sea fish resources taking into account feeding requirements of marine mammals

  • Frost K. et al.  Research and management activities for beluga whales in northern Alaska

  • Khomenko B.G. About morphological aspect in evolution of cetaceans

  • Hoyt E. et al.  Commercial whale watching in the Holarctic with special attention to Russia: A scientific and conservation tool and a future for communities?

  • Hoyt E. et al.  The peculiar biology and uncertain conservation status of Orcinus orca and the question of aquarium captures: A strong case for the precautionary principle

  • Khuraskin L.S. et al.  The reasons for Caspian seal mass mortality in 2000

  • Chelnokov F.G. About reliability of estimate of northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) litter basing on number of adult females

  • Chernetsky A.D. et al.  New data on population structure of white whales in the White Sea

  • Chernook V.I., Kuznetsov N.V. Remote monitoring of harp seal population in the White Sea

  • Chmarkova G.M. et al.  To the estimate of total ringed seal stock in the Ob - Yenisei part of the Kara Sea

  • Shafikov I.N., Chernook V.I. Assessment of size-age composition of the White Sea harp seal population according to aerial photographing

  • Shestopalov A.M. et al.  Para- and orthomyxoviruses in caspian seals

  • Yurakhno M.V. Use of helminthological data in studies of genesis, phylogeny, taxonomy, and zoogeography in pinnipeds

  • Yablokov A.V. What is known and what is unknown about marine mammals

  • Yanov V.G. Structure functional aspects of dolphin's swimming


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