Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2004, pp. 421–423. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2004, pp. 468–470. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Takhteev, Levashkevich, Govorukhina. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Effect of Artificial Illumination on the Intensity of Nocturnal Vertical Migrations of Amphipods in Lake Baikal 1 2 1 V. V. Takhteev , A. M. Levashkevich , and E. B. Govorukhina Irkutsk State University, ul. Sukhe-Batora 5, Irkutsk, 664003 Russia Institute of General and Experimental Biology, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Sakh’yanovoi 6, Ulan-Ude, 670046 Russia Received August 19, 2003 Key words: amphipods, Baikal, daily vertical migrations, artiﬁcial illumination, video observations. Daily vertical migrations (DVMs) of pelagic and had been used for several years to collect amphipods even many benthic organisms are characteristic of both and juvenile sculpin at night. However, it remained unclear if the searchlight attracted nocturnal migrants marine and continental aquatic ecosystems. The causes or just aided in collecting them. of such migrations and factors relevant to them are of great interest of the involved factors is highly interest- The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect ing. For several years, we investigated DVMs of Baikal of weak illumination (in this
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