Smirnov Nestor Aleksandrovich
(11(23).12.1878 – March 1942)
Soviet zoologist, ichthyologist.
Born in Omsk.
In 1900 he graduated from St. Petersburg University, in
was a professor of Azerbaijan, and in 1930-1938.
Since 1900, Smirnov participated in research on the White,
Barents, Caspian, Black and Far Eastern seas, and in 1932–1933
traveled around the world while working on the
The main areas of research of Smirnov were questions of
systematics, ecology, geographical distribution and fishing for
He compiled determinants of pinnipeds and cetaceans of the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
fauna; his works on the division of fish into biological groups,
works on birds, and on land mammals of the Caucasus and
Transcaucasia are also known.
Smirnov first raised the question of the possibility of
acclimatization in the USSR of muskrats.
Moika Embankment, house 112. N.A.
Smirnov at the time of 1934
He died in Vologda.
Cape (Nestor Smirnov) in the
Neupokoev Gulf on the east coast of the northern island of Novaya
Called in 1928 by expedition of the Institute for the Study
of the North.