INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE FAUNA OF BRYOZOA IN THE BERING AND THE CHUCKCHI SEAS
Valentina I. Gontar
Pages: 354-360 Published: 1 Jun 2014
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Abstract: First diving expedition of the marine research laboratory of the Zoological Institute RAS was held in the regions of the Providence Bay in the Bering Sea and near the Wrangler Island in the Chuckchi Sea in 1976. Bryozoan collection were identified and analyzed. Peculiarities of geographical locations have determined of coldwater appearance of the Bryozoa fauna with mainly species of Arctic and Pacific origin and few species of Atlantic origin. Species of the real Arctic fauna are immigrants in the Bering Sea after opening of the Bering Strait. Bryozoa as incrusted organisms acquires an importance to the marine biogeography.
Keywords: fauna, bryozoa, the chuckchi sea, the bering sea, invasion, biogeographical composition