Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2003, pp. 53–55. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Biologiya Morya, Kasyanov, Kafanov. 170 YEARS OF THE ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences—A Base for Development of Marine Biological Research in the Russia Far East On July 4, 2002, our colleagues in Saint Petersburg hydrobiological surveys and quantitative hydrobiologi- celebrated the 170 anniversary of the Zoological Insti- cal investigations using SCUBA equipment were devel- tute (ZIN) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In oped and applied successfully in different areas of the brieﬂy describing the history of the founding and the World Oceans. present state of the Institute, we will attempt to eluci- To date, the collection of the Zoological Institute is date its role in the development of marine biological one of the most representative collections of specimens research in the Russian Far East. of Russia and the world’s fauna and is comprised of 60 million items and about 260 000 species of animals, Initially, the Zoological Institute was separated from which is about one-fourth of the known world fauna. the Cabinet of Curiosities into the Zoological Museum
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