July 13, 2016
The R/V kartesh reached Petukhovsky archipelago, located in the south of Novaya Zemlya. Expedition participants visited the legendary trading post of Rusanovo, Ozerny Island and smaller adjacent islands. We also did a volunteer cleanup of the coastline. More than ten people gathered non-decaying plastic garbage into bags and delivered them to the vessel for the subsequent disposal.
The LMSU Marine Research Center specialists continued researching benthic communities.