From the beginning of March S.P. Krasheninnikov Scientific Library presents The Commander Islands Reserve Whales and Other Marine Mammals Photo Show. The exposition is located in Regional Study Department area. The focal point of the exposition are the works of Ph.D. Biology, popularizer of science and the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve Deputy Director Evgeny Mamaev.
Traditionally all the events connected to the nature, history and everyday life on the Commander Islands are very popular among locals of the Kamchatka region and guests of the city. The situation is quite predictable. Big distance and specific transportation circumstances not many local people can come to visit the reserve. The Commander Islands are one of the unique places in our country. The reserve situated on the islands is the largest marine nature reserve in Russia and the only place in the country where you can observe whales all year round.
Photo-show in S.P. Krasheninnikov Local Scientific Library
“Every event organized by the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve in the library is very popular. People are interested in the life of the islands; even events for children attract several adults all the time. As for the photo show, it is a marvelous format to get acquainted with the reserve accessible for every type of visitor. We love working with the Commander Islands Reserve and we are proud of a long-lasting close cooperation between us”, said one of the organizers of the photo-show Tatyana Alexeevna Belyaeva, Branch Manager in Local History Department of the library.
Seal pup on the coast
“It is exciting to see the photos of whales. We would like to see more of them in full length next time”, said a child-advisor and a five-year-old visitor Pavel. He came to the department by accident, as he and his mother came for another event. The request of the visitor gave us an idea to invite him for our workshop to broaden his knowledge of cetaceans. Such events are organized in the library on a regular basis. For now the young guest can join others in a reader’s corner, created by the team of the library, to discover books about whales and other marine mammals, to solve puzzles depicting these huge animals and even to see a real whalebone. We received a high rating from students of Kamchatka State Technical University:
“I haven’t yet been on the Commander Islands, but I’d love to. It is a part of our land. The photos are big and beautiful. I have never thought, that it is such an interesting and unusual place”, said Anna, second-year student.
The main question from the visitors after visiting the photo show is how to get to the islands. While the transportation on the islands is stable though complicated, everyone may have a glance at local delicate nature in Local History Department of the Scientific Library.
Let us note that the photos presented on the exhibition have never been exhibited in Kamchatka region before.
The Commander Islands Reserve Whales and Other Marine Mammals Photo Show will be open for public until the beginning of May free of charge.