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ARKHANGELSK, September 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The research vessel Professor Molchanov of Sevgidromet (the Northern hydrometeorological service) returned on Wednesday to Arkhangelsk after the 45-day run to study the Arctic.
The research vessel had reached Vrangel Island on the boundary of the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea, a source in the hydrometeorological service told Itar-Tass. An international team of paleonthologists led by Frederik Paulsen used to work there. They found more than 500 fragments of remains of mammoths, extinct for several millennia. Swedish businessman and philanthropist, Paulsen is the honorary consul for the Russian Federation in Lausanne, Switzerland, member of the Trusteeship Council of the Russian Geographic Society. He was among those who organized expeditions to Siberia which found several mammoths’ bodies well preserved in permafrost. Vrangel Island is regarded as the last habitat of the species.
Researchers of the expedition of Sevgidromet and of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute worked on board the vessel. They studied the environment of the White, Barents, Kara, East Siberian and Chukchi seas, Laptev Sea and Vrangel Island. The researchers also aimed to receive comprehensive information about the state of the continental slope and the shelf of the Siberian seas and to study the climate change in the Arctic regions. The researchers will prepare a report about the expedition.