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Expedition to the Selenga River, Lake Gusinoye (Republic of Buryatia) and Lake Baikal, July 2-10, 2018

The expedition to the Selenga River, Lake Gusinoye (Republic of Buryatia) and Lake Baikal took place on July 2-10, 2018 within the framework of the joint studies with the University of West Alabama (USA). During the expedition the researchers sampled sculpins at 2 sites of Lake Gusinoye and 5 sites of the Selenga River to study their origin and divergence in Lake Baikal. They used small-meshed nets and seines for catching fish. Trawling was carried out at different depth of Lake Baikal (from 150 m to 1200 m) at 6 sites in the central and southern basins of the lake. As a result of this expedition, 3-5 representatives of 5 sculpin species were collected.