Differences in the processes of seasonal changes in bioluminescence intensity in relatively open waters of the sea on the south-western shelf of the Crimea and in the waters of the Sevastopol Bay (the Black Sea) are shown. The influence of hydrological seasons temperature conditions on the pattern of light intensity changes of hydrobionts within a year. The correlation coefficients of interannual changes in bioluminescence intensity during the different seasonal temperature for deep water area of the sea and shallow waret bay of Sevastopol calculated. The important role of the thermohaline structure of waters in the seasonal variability of the bioluminescence intensity found.

E B Melnikova

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