© 2009. Pankov A.G., the dissertation abstract, Dagestan State University
Current status and causes of degradation of the Caspian seal population in the past 300 years
For the first time, the analysis of long-term scientific materials on commercial hunting and studying of the Caspian seal population in the past 300 years was made by the author of the dissertation. The dynamics of the population number, causes for death and degradation of this species were revealed. A mathematical model, which allows assessing the marine mammal status for the future, was suggested. The fulfilled study justifies the necessity of the total ban on the Caspian seal commercial hunting, which will preserve the biodiversity of the Caspian Sea biota to date…
Photo: Viktor Slodkevich, Marina Khrisanova.