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Field trip to Amudarya delta and the Large Aral Sea September 8-16, 2003.

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1 Field trip to Amudarya delta and the Large Aral Sea September 8-16, 2003

2 Members of expedition during a visit to Mr Ubbiniyaz Ashirbekov (the second on the right) the head of Nukus branch of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea

3 Main entrance to the central office of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea in Nukus

4 Discussion in the central office of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea in Nukus

5 Members of expedition examine vicinities of Muynak with deputy major of this city

6 Sampling of benthos in Muynak water reservoirs (former it was a gulf of the Aral Sea)

7 Collecting of macrophytes in Muynak water reservoirs (former it was a gulf of the Aral Sea)

8 Sampling of plankton in Muynak water reservoirs (former it was a gulf of the Aral Sea)

9 General view to Sudochye water reservoir (former it was a lake/gulf of Aral Sea)

10 Temporary chemical laboratory in hotel in Muynak

11 Road to the cliff of plateau Ustyurt, view from the dried up bottom of former Adzhibay gulf of the Aral Sea

12 South-West corner of the Large Aral Sea

13 Members of expedition at the edge of the plateau Ustyrt

14 Landslide terraces under the cliff of plateau Ustyurt and panorama of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 1)

15 Landslide terraces under the cliff of plateau Ustyurt and panorama of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 2)

16 Landslide terraces under the cliff of plateau Ustyurt (erosion) and panorama of the Large Aral Sea

17 Coast of the Large Aral Sea at cape Aktumsyk

18 Cliff of a plateau Ustyurt (fragment 1)

19 Cliff of plateau Ustyurt (fragment 2)

20 Cliff of plateau Ustyurt (fragment 3)

21 Cliff of plateau Ustyurt (fragment 4)

22 A new meteorological station “Aktumsyk ”

23 Coast of the Large Aral Sea near the new meteostation “Aktumsyk”

24 Members of expedition at the beginning of road to the coast of the Large Aral Sea

25 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea and road to the coast (fragment 3)

26 Landslide of cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea and road to the coast (fragment 1)

27 Landslide of cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea and road to the coast (fragment 2)

28 Marks for measurement of the Large Aral Sea level

29 Mark of GEF Agency at the coast of the Large Aral Sea

30 Rocky coast of the Large Aral Sea and water sampling on shoals

31 Sampling of benthos in the Large Aral Sea

32 Sampling of plankton in the Large Aral Sea

33 Filamentous algae on shoals of the Large Aral Sea

34 Hyperhaline micro algae and bacteria on the coast of the Large Aral Sea

35 An argillo-arenaceous beach on the coast of the Large Aral Sea

36 Modern salt crust on the dried up bottom of the Large Aral Sea

37 Fossil salt crust at the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 1)

38 Fossil salt crust at the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 2)

39 Remnants of medieval saxaul on the former bottom of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 1)

40 Remnants of medieval saxaul on the former bottom of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 2)

41 Saxaul on the cliff terrace near the modern coast of the Large Aral Sea

42 Vegetation on the former bottom under the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea

43 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 1)

44 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 2)

45 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 3)

46 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 4)

47 Landslide of the cliff on the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 5)

48 Landslide of the cliff on the the coast of the Large Aral Sea (fragment 6)

49 Clay formations on the former bottom of the Large Aral Sea

50 Fossil bivalve mollusc

51 A meal (water melon) on the coast of the Large Aral Sea

52 Coming back to Nukus from the Large Aral Sea

53 A new building of museum in Nukus

54 Visiting an ancient cemetery in vicinities of Nukus

55 Underground mausoleum in vicinities of Nukus

56 Fragment of decoration inside the underground mausoleum in vicinities of Nukus

57 An ancient cemetery in vicinities of Nukus

58 Ruins of ancient city in vicinities of Nukus


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