To the memory of Alexander Boltachev (21.07.1952 – 30.01.2019)

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January 30, 2019, while on a scientific mission in Vietnam, Alexander Boltachev, the head of plankton department of IMBR RAS, passed away. He was a widely erudite ichthyologist, ecologist, patriot, and defender of the nature of Crimea and the Black Sea. Alexander Boltachev is the author of numerous articles and a number of monographs that are encyclopedic reference books on marine and freshwater fish of the Crimean peninsula. His untimely death is a bitter loss for our institute.

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Team of authors. To the memory of Alexander Boltachev (21.07.1952 – 30.01.2019). Marine Biological Journal, 2019, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 112-114. URL:
Boltachev Alexander, IMBR RAS, ichthyology, Black Sea
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