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Happy birthday, Anastasiia Zelenskaia!

Today is not only the first day of summer, but also the birthday of the administrator of our website, our wonderful colleague Anastasiia Zelenskaia! We wish her happiness, health, and good luck in her scientific and regular work! May her ...
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Happy birthday, Mikhail Ivanov!

Today is the birthday of Mikhail Ivanov, one of the main members of our project. He coordinates all our field work at the station, expeditions, trips. His scientific interests are very broad: stickleback and other fish and their habitats, macrophytes, ...
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Happy birthday to our colleague – Ahmed Dorgam!

Happy birthday to our colleague - Ahmed Dorgam! He is studying stickleback morphology, and he has successfully completed his postgraduate studies at our university. Right now he is staying in Egypt with his family. We wish him good luck and ...
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Happy birthday for Anastasiia Yurtseva

Today we are celebrating the birthday of one of our wonderful colleagues - Anastasia Yurtseva! We wish her success in all her projects, as well as in personal life! Happy birthday! White Sea Stickleback team ...
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Festive trip to the Gulf of Finland

Another trip to the Gulf of Finland already! We've decided to expand our research area in search for stickleback, including new potential spawning grounds. Do you recognize these locations! Look at these photos are from our new research areas! ...
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Our Instagram is 1 year old!

We never thought we would ever get this far, and of course we couldn't do it without you! This experience allowed us to learn so much, and this is only the beginning! We invite you to look over our account, ...
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Lectures of the Stickleback Day-2021: spatial distribution in the White Sea (T. Ivanova)

Meet the second lecture of our webinar was dedicated to habitats, spatial distribution, size and age structure of the White Sea population. After watching, you will know which habitats are the most important for sticklebacks and which are the most ...
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New season – new catch!

Work on the Gulf of Finland has officially begun! Despite the cold, we went there hoping to find three-spined stickleback at the very beginning of its spawning period, and we got lucky! We were able to catch a few specimens ...
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Happy birthday, Anna Demchuk!

Today, on this beautiful warm sunny day Anna Demchuk, the irreplaceable manager of our project, a wonderful scientist, and just an amazing person celebrates her birthday! Let's wish her happiness, health, and more opportunities for relaxation!   White Sea Stickleback ...
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Lectures of the Stickleback Day-2021: stickleback of the Baltic Sea (Johan Eklöf, Jolle Jolles)

We are in a hurry to please you with new recordings of the reports of our foreign colleagues from the Stickleback Day-2021! We invite you to get acquainted with interesting lectures from famous researchers of the biology of sticklebacks of ...
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Stickleback is on TV again!

On April 5, the program Vesti on St. Petersburg tv aired a story about a threespine stickleback. The correspondent spoke about the role of this little fish in the life of Saint-Petersburg's people, scientific research, and about some biological facts ...
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Lectures of the Stickleback Day-2021: Trophic connections of stickleback (A. Demchuk, A. Zelenskaia)

We are glad to inform you that the recording of one of the reports from the Stickleback Day-2021 is ready! Anna Demchuk, Anastasiia Zelenskaia (SPBU): “Stickleback in trophic chains“. You will learn about the trophic relationships of threespine stickleback and ...
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Winter expedition-2021: the end

Like all good things, sadly our expedition has come to the end! We offer you to look once more at the beauty of winter landscapes of the White Sea. Look at these sample images from the baited remote underwater video ...
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Winter expedition-2021: it’s a trap!

Today we are glad to introduce you a new episode of the winter expedition! In this video our colleagues are setting up a fishing trap. In summer this process is as easy as pie, but in winter there are some ...
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Winter expedition-2021: hard work

Greetings from the winter expedition! In the icy expanses of the White Sea fearless members of our project - Tatyana and Mikhail Ivanovs, Anna Demchuk, Natalia Polyakova and Evgeniy Genelt-Yanovskiy are working tirelessly! They are being helped by their faithfull ...
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Winter expedition-2021: new participants

Aaand... The rest of the crew has arrived at the station: Anna Demchuk, Natalia Polyakova and Evgeniy Genelt-Yanovskiy. Now the fieldwork will begin in full steam. Stay tuned for new awesome materials!🔥 ...
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Winter expedition-2021: the beginning

The winter expedition has begun! Despite the arrival of spring, winter is still in full swing on the White Sea! We, however, are not afraid, and had bravely set off in a search for stickleback. And its rival - herring! ...
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8th Stickleback Day was held on February 20

For the 8th year in a row, at about this time, the seminar of our project is being held - the Stickleback Day. This year it took place on 20 February. Like so many things lately, it was unusual - ...
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Happy Students’ Day!

Dear friends! Today it is Students' day in Russia! Many of you are students, and studentship is one of the best periods of life. Let the learning come easy, the exams pass quickly, and more free time be always available ...
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Happy birthday, Ekaterina Kondakova!

Today we congratulate Ekaterina Kondakova on her birthday! Ekaterina works at the Department of Embryology, St. Petersburg State University. In our project she investigates the embryonic and postembryonic development of stickleback. We wish Ekaterina health and all the best in ...
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Pavel Golovin celebrates his birthday!

Today we wish happy birthday to our PhD student Pavel Golovin! His scientific interests are very diverse. Pavel studies the age structure, morphological variability, parasitology and biochemistry of sticklebacks, and his PhD thesis is devoted to the study of sex ...
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In the Old New Year let’s remember how it was…

Old New Year has come! This is an additional opportunity to celebrate your favorite holiday, gather with friends and believe in miracles. May the coming year be remembered by all of us with wonderful events and new ups! Before the ...
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Results of 2020. Happy New Year!

Dear friends! The year 2020 is ending. Last year at this time I wrote that the 2019 turned out to be not quite ordinary for our project. If I knew what this year will be like, then the last one ...
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Holiday messages from us

The year 2020 has come to the end, and we decided to share with you our impressions of the outgoing year and wish you all the best in 2021. The year was difficult, but we should stay positive, and then ...
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Our article on long-term dynamics of the threespine stickleback in the White Sea

In November, the ICES Journal of Marine Science published our paper on the long-term dynamics of the threespine stickleback in the White Sea. Here you can read about it. This research was based on historical data, such as scientific ...
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Ksenia celebrates her birthday!

Today is the birthday of our master's student and instagram administrator Kseniia Smirnova. We are glad to congratulate her on this beautiful day!!! We wish her to defend her master's diploma in next year with success and continue to work ...
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Happy birthday, Dmitry Lajus!

Today is the birthday of perhaps the most important member of our project - its founder and leader Dmitry Lajus! It is thanks to him that our project exists and has been actively developing for so many years. May good ...
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We have broken a new record!

This year, for the first time, our group managed to collect samples on a motorboat to the middle of the Kandalaksha Bay! Mikhail and Tatiana Ivanovs reached the maximum point of distance from the ERS "Belomorskaya" of SPBU, where they ...
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The results of the White Sea work in summer 2020

The time has come for reports, and we decided to take stock of our work in the White Sea this year. The field season in the White Sea this year was not at all the same as in previous years, ...
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MARESEDU 2020

The 9th International Marine Research and Education Conference (MARESEDU – 2020) was held from 26 to 30 October. This year, due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the world, it was held online for the first time, but this did ...
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Our new student has a birthday today!

Today is the birthday of one of the youngest members of our team - Daniil Tashbaev! Daniil studies microplastics - a very important and relevant topic, especially now. Microscopic plastic particles get into water from almost all things we use, ...
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Our Instagram is six months old!

Dear friends! We remind you that our project has an Instagram account, and recently it turned six months old! And we would like to celebrate this. How fast the time flies. It seemed that we had just made our Instagram ...
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Closing the field season in the Gulf of Finland

The weather is getting colder, the trees are shedding their leaves, and we have finally finished the field season in the Gulf of Finland! In early October, we made the fourth final trip! It was warm in the sun like ...
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Equator of our Russian Science Foundation grant

Now we are at the equator of the Russian Science Foundation grant 19-14-00092 entitled "Wasp waist" of the Northern Sea Ecosystems: Long-Term Dynamics, Population Structure and Trophic Relationships of Mass Pelagic Fish of the White and Baltic Seas". This grant plays ...
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Congratulations to Natalia Polyakova on her birthday!

And we have another birthday woman again! Natalia Polyakova is celebrating her birthday today. She is a very kind, cheerful, never discouraged, She is very kind, cheerful, never discouraged, and by her example teaches us all to go through life ...
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There are two birthday people in our team!

October is a very replete month for our group with birthdays. But the day of October 14 turned out to be especially replete. Today we congratulate two of our colleagues at once - Svetlana A. Murzina and Alexander V. Kucheryavy! ...
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Ekaterina Nadtochii is a birthday girl today!

Happy birthday to Ekaterina Nadtochii! Her master's thesis which she had defended this year was dedicated to the neighbors of stickleback in the White Sea ecosystem - other fish, including those that feed on stickleback.
It demanded great efforts from her, ...
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Today Pavel Saveliev celebrates his birthday!

Happy birthday, Pavel Saveliev! Pavel is a graduate of our scientific group. This year he graduated from the masters program at the department of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology of St. Petersburg State University and defended his thesis on the topic of ...
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Happy birthday, Tatiana Ivanova!

Today Tatyana Ivanova celebrate her birthday! She has been participating in the project from the very beginning and now plays an important role in it. She takes part in the processing of all our data - from the moment it ...
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Evgeniy Genelt-Yanovskiy, happy birthday!

Today, a participant in our project, Evgeny Genelt-Yanovsky, has a birthday. His scientific interests include phylogeography of invertebrates and fish in the seas of Arctic and Northern Europe, as well as species' population specifics at the border of their range ...
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Working on the Baltic sea. Round 3.

The summer is ending, but our scientific work does not, so here we are again at the Gulf of Finland! Almost all adult sticklebacks had departed to the open sea, as well as some of the juveniles, there were only ...
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Working on the Baltic Sea. Round 2.

It's time to repeat our 2-days long trip along the shore of the Gulf of Finland! We conduct the evaluation of coastal fish communities to track the processes that happen there during the sticklebacks' entire stay near the shore. This ...
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Our Facebook page

Dear friends! We are pleased to present you our new Facebook page. We invite not only biologists, but everyone who is interested in the marine life, the life and work of people who study the sea. Our team will be ...
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Successful postgraduation of our colleagues

Writing a thesis is hard work, but none of us is in it alone. Helping each other is a much more important part of science than any scientific achievements. In our team you can always be sure that no matter ...
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Ekaterina Nadtochii is a Master now

Today oyr dear colleague Ekaterina Nadtochii had a successful defense of her Master thesis! Congratulations to her and wishes of a great luck in her science and other beginnings! Thesis title: "Fishes in the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea: ...
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We are starting our work in the White sea in 2020

Mikhail Valerievich and Tatyana Soslanovna Ivanovs courageously carry out work on the study of the stickleback of the White Sea. They are assisted by Vyacheslav Evstigneev (Kazan State University). Boats lowered, rafts set. Standard non-aquatic fees for seasonal monitoring were ...
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Pavel Saveliev is a Master now

09.06.2020 the defense of the master's thesis of our colleague Pavel Saveliev took place. The event was a success. Congratulations to Pavel and wish him success in his further scientific work! Now he wears the proud title of Master. Thesis ...
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Field season-2020 is already openned

Summer field season has been opened on the Baltic sea, where we also study stickleback and its interactions with other fish, mostly dietary ones.
We planned to travel along the shore of entire part of Gulf of Finland that is situated ...
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Happy birthday, Anastasiia!

Today is the birthday of our wonderful colleague, an irreplaceable administrator of our site and just a good person - Anastiasiia Zelenskaia! Without her all our work in the digital world would be just impossible, and workin the real world ...
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Dmitry Lajus on the TV

On 30 th of March Dmitry Lajus was invited to channel 78 of Saint-Petersburg television to perform a lecture in the program “Vneklassnoe chtenie” on live TV. The lecture “The fish we eat” turned out very interesting and educational, we ...
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Happy birthday, Mikhail Ivanov!

Today is the birthday of the key member of our project Mikhail Ivanov! His involvement frames our project in both scientific and organizational sense. Mikhail is interested in the interaction of stickleback with macrophytes, other fishes, and environment in a ...
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Happy birthday, Ahmed!

Today is the birthday of our dear colleague, Ahmed Dorgam! Ahmed is our graduate student who came from Egypt to study the stickleback morphology, and has almost finished work on his dissertation. We wish him not only a happy birthday, ...
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Our YouTube channel

We continue to conquer the Internet space and investigate new programs for us. Now we also have a YouTube channel! We really want to share our knowledge with you and show how we see the science of stickleback. After all, ...
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We are in Instagram!

Dear friends, Now we are also on Instagram! Let quarantine be in the country, work has stopped for many, all life has gone online, everything is developing very actively here and work has only increased! Personally, it inspires me a ...
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The bird’s-eye beauty

Dear colleagues, we have good news! Now the section “Interesting” is working on our website, where we have placed a panorama of our Marine Biological Station of the St. Petersburg State University and the adjacent water areas and territories. In ...
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The annual Stickleback Day is taking place soon!

This week, our seventh annual meeting «Stickleback Day» will be held, and, as usual, it will be dedicated to our project “Threespine stickleback as a key component of the White Sea ecosystem”. The meeting of our research group will take ...
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The White sea scientific session 2020

On 6-7 of February in the Saint-Petersburg state university the fourth White Sea student scientific session. Every year our colleague Anastasiia Zelenskaia is one of the organizers of this event. Young scientists from Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Archangelsk, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk converged ...
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MARESEDU 2019

From 28 to 31 of October the VIII International Marine Research and Education Conference (MARESEDU – 2019) took place, and members of our team have visited it with two oral, and five poster presentations (full list of presentations is at ...
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Stickleback fishing has been started!

Today the first sampling of stickleback has already been carried out! Only yesterday it went to the shores in big numbers, today it can be seen everywhere - at the quays, in the thickets. A ceremonial stickleback fishing is traditionally ...
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Summer on the White sea

And now the real season has begun in the White Sea. ERS "Belomorskaia" accepted the first heroes. The storm died down, almost summer came and on 2.06 the first attempt was made to collect zoo and ichthyoplankton in Chupa Bay ...
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Our project is supported by the Russian Science Foundation

We are happy to announce that our project has received Russian Science Foundation's funding for separate scientific groups – we learned about this on 1 st of April, but it is not a joke. (Check the projects list) This is ...
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Stickleback stars on the First channel

Recently, an almost five-minute story about stickleback was released on Channel One - largely thanks to Pavel Glazkov, who has already made a film about stickleback. The film premiered at the end of last year at the Presidential Library. Links ...
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Prize for the best poster presentation

Our student Pavel Saveliev was awarded for the best poster presentation at the White Sea Student Scientific Session on February 8! At the closing ceremony of the event, Pasha was presented with an original calendar with photographs of the underwater ...
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Conference abstracts have been published

The conference “White Sea scientific student session” has been held on the 8 th of February! Our colleagues Bakhvalova Anastasiia, Demchuk Anna, Golovin Pavel, Smirnova Ksenia, Kondakova Ekaterina, Dorgam Ahmed and Savelyev Pavel had successfully presented their works. White Sea ...
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The White sea student scientific session of SPBU 2019

The conference Scientific student session “White Sea” - 2019 will be held on the 8 th of February from 9.00 till 19.00 at Birzhevaya line, 6 (Academic Sakharov square, near the Twelve Collegia building). Students and graduate students from our ...
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Stickleback Day 2019: coming soon

On March 5-6, 2019, we plan to carry out the annual Stickleback Day, which will be the sixth for our project. The workshop "Threespine stickleback as a key component of the White Sea ecosystem" will be held at the Department ...
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MARESEDU 2018

From 19 to 22th of November the VII International Conference Marine Research and Education: MARESEDU — 2018 has been held in Moscow. Three presentations from members of our group were presented. Oral presentations:
1) Bakhvalova A.E., Ivanova T.S., Ivanov M.V., Demchuk ...
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