Alexander Semenov is part of the White Sea Biological Station, an extension of the Lomonosov's Moscow State University. This remote outpost is located on the border of the arctic circle and has been there since 1938. The station houses a diverse group of scientists, students and enthusiasts.
Check out their website (below) for more information on the location and some of their current projects including fundraising efforts. In the meanwhile check out these amazing pictures of these beautiful creatures.