July 12, 2016
On Novaya Zemlya again
Early in the morning of July 12, the 2016 Kartesh Arctic Expedition participants revisited cape Sakhanin of Yuzhny Island of Novaya Zemlya to pick up researchers and photographers and to disembark a group of ornithologists. The data to be gathered by the scientists is utterly significant and relevant, as thousands of birds are now covering eggs and are getting prepared for migration.
After that the expedition headed to Petukhovsky archipelago to the abandoned trading post of Rusanovo, where a thick fog of the Kara Strait caught the vessel. Because of poor visibility, the rest of the day was dedicated to the research work of the LMSU Marine Research Center. The researchers continued studying benthos and claim that this particular area has an exceptionally rich and diverse bottom, inhabited by a variety of life forms.