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Joint expedition of Zoological Institute RAS and Barsakelmes wild life reserve to the Aral Sea September 2008.

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1 Joint expedition of Zoological Institute RAS and Barsakelmes wild life reserve to the Aral Sea September 2008

2 Expedition route

3 Prof. N.Aladin (ZIN RAS) and director of wild life reserve M.Tursinbaev are planning the expedition route using modern satellite image

4 Preparing Gates of Aklak control structure for operation

5 View of 3 open gates

6 Water level gates (Baltic system)

7 View to the dike from down stream side

8 The fish-bypass

9 Schematic of Aklak control structure and associated water bodies

10 Headquarters of the wild life reserve on the former Barsakelmes Island

11 Library and laboratory buildings

12 Remains of equipment used during the Soviet era

13 Remains of tractor used during Soviet period

14 Dried up mushroom

15 Sun spider on the Barsakelmes Island

16 Scorpio on the Barsakelmes Island

17 Poisonous snake - copperhead snake Gloydius halys

18 Rising moon

19 View to the Eastern Large Aral Sea from the southern cliff

20 Dr. I. Plotnikov (ZIN RAS) is descending the cliff

21 The car stuck in saline land on the former Aral Sea bottom

22 Digging out the car

23 Grave of D.Piriulin (former ZIN RAS researcher) on the Barsakelmes Island

24 Car on the former Aral Sea bottom

25 Gauharbek (Barsakelmes reserve) and K.Milto (ZIN RAS) are collecting reptiles

26 Camels at the watering place

27 Gerbil at its borrow

28 Boat of fishing inspectors on the Small Aral Sea

29 Image acquisition at Kokaral dike

30 View to Kokaral dike water gates from the tail water

31 Old water well in foreground and drilling operation for new well in background in Akbasty village

32 Boring new water well

33 The southern coast of Shevchenko Bay

34 The northern coast of Tschebas Bay

35 Innocuous snake - coluber Elaphe quatuorlineata sauromates, juv.

36 Prof. N.Aladin and the wild life reserve officials

37 Channel between the Western and Eastern Large Aral Sea

38 Image acquisition at the channel

39 View of the channel looking south to southern shore on Vozrozdeniya Island

40 Footprints of flamingo on the channel bank

41 Chernyshov Bay

42 Agama Trapelus sanguinolentus

43 Lizard agama Phrynocephalus helioscopus

44 Another lizard agama species Phrynocephalus guttatus

45 Dried up bottom at the western coast of Chernyshov Bay

46 View to the eastern coast of Chernyshov Bay

47 Tschebas Bay, dried up bottom

48 Remains of boats on Tschebas Bay

49 Salt crust on dried up bottom

50 Remnants of dredger

51 Remnants of pier

52 Local herdsman on motorcycle

53 A boulder from the cliff of Shevchenko Bay northern coast

54 Cliff on Shevchenko Bay northern coast

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56 Partially submerged boat on Butakov Bay

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58 Southern coast of Butakov Bay

59 Butakov Bay

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61 Crystals of gypsum

62 “Trident” on the northern coast of Butakov Bay

63 Cliff on the coast of Butakov Bay

64 Butakov Bay

65 Summing up results of expedition for nature reserve officials

66 Farewell at the railway station


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