Russian, Vietnamese scientists to study biodiversity of East Sea

Russian and Vietnamese scientists are conducting a joint survey and study of the biodiversity in the East Sea, including areas around the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.

The Russian marine research vessel ‘Akademik Oparin’ at Nha Trang Port (Photo: SGGP)

Altogether thirty four scientists departed from Nha Trang Port in the central province of Khanh Hoa to conduct their fourth biodiversity study in the East Sea on May 2.

They sailed out on the Russian marine research vessel ‘Akademik Oparin’ from Nha Trang Port, with the main purpose to comprehensively research the biodiversity and biochemistry of the East Sea.

The scientists will focus on studying coral reefs and determine seaweed varieties and new micro-organism sources for further marine research.

By Van Ngoc – Translated by Hai Mien

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