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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v36.i4.40
20 pages

Marine Hydrobiological Investigations of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in the Nineties of 20th Century. The Shelf and Water Bodies Adjacent to the Black Sea

Yu. P. Zaitsev
Odessa Branch of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Odessa Division of the Southern Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, Odessa, Ukraine


Contemporary scales of mass phytoplankton development, decrease of water transparency, reduction in bottom macrophytes biomass, seasonal hypoxia on the northwestern shelf, mass mortality among benthic invertebrates and fish, unintentional and unpredictable introduction of harmful exotic species, sharp reduction in biodiversity of marine organisms, drastically diminished resources of economically important marine organisms - all that testify to the peak of man-induced impact on the Black Sea. International cooperation (for example, within the framework of the Black Sea Environmental Programme, EROS Programme) is a promising way for solving ecological problems that have the transboundary character. Marine hydrobiological institutions of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences are active contributors to their implementation.