Part I: Introduction; S.M. Haq. Part II: Changeability of Natural Fields and Fluxes of Matter and Energy. 1. Generation Mechanism of Thermohaline Front in Shelf Sea; T. Yanagi, A. Isobe. 2. Stability and Fine Structure of Water Masses in the Kuroshio Frontal Zone; V.P. Belonozhko, L.P. Muratow, V.A. Sosnin. 3. Mineral Aerosol Over and Deposition to the Pacific Ocean; M. Uematsu. 4. Statistical Structure of Oceanic Fields in the Subarctic Frontal Zone; V.V. Anikiev, T.H. Zadonkaya, V.I. Ilyichev, E.N. Shumilin, V.V. Yarosh. 5. Some Results of Study of Currents on the Southern Shelf of Vietnam; N.T. Dung, L.P. Trinh. 6. On Vertical Mixing in Shelf and Frontal Zone of the Ocean; V.V. Navrotsky, A. Yu. Lazaryuk, S.V. Simonenko. 7. A Numerical Model of the Formation of Cold Front and its Derived Circulation on the Shelf; T. Qu, D. Hu. 8. Hydrological Fronts in the Northeast Pacific Ocean in Autumn Season; G.I. Yurasov. Part III: Formation and Distribution of Life. 9. A Unique Nitrogen Balance at the Anaerobic Floor of the Brackish Lake Nakanoumi; T. Kimoto, H. Hashitani, T. Fujinaga. 10. Thermodynamically Nonequilibrium Nature of the Ocean/Atmosphere Interface and the Origin of Life; V.A. Tverdislov, G.G. Khundzhua, L.V. Yakovenko, V.V. Anikiev. 11. Migration Mechanism of the AYU; K. Tsukamoto, K. Uchida. 12. Spatial Distribution of Mesoplankton in Kuroshio Frontal Zone During `Megapolygon' Experiment; T.A. Zadonskaya. 13. Spawning Habit, Continental Shelf Area and Herring Production in the North Pacific Ocean; D.E.Hay. 14. The Influence of Ocean Surface Temperature Variability on Saucy Shoal Displacement; R.S. Goldman, V.I. Ilyichev, S.P. Smirnykh. Part IV: Exploitation of Oceanic Resources and Estimation of Anthropogenic Influence on Marine Ecosystems. 15. Two Theories in the Exploitation of Chemical Resources of Sea Water; Z. Zehngbin, L. Liansheng. 16. Possible Ecological Consequences of Ferromanganese Nodule Mining from the Pacific Ocean Floor; A.V. Tkalin. 17. The Exploitation and Utilization of Marine Living Resources; W. Baoling. 18. Physical, Chemical and Bacterial Destruction of Oil on the Shelf of Okhotsk and Japan Seas; V.V. Anikiev, M.N. Mansurov, G.N. Moiseyevksy. 19. Oil and Gas Development and Associated Environmental Impact Studies on the Pacific Coast of the United States; J.C. Kelly. 20. The Effect of Environmental Pollution, Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals on Reproduction of Sea Urchins and Bivalves; P.M. Zhadan, M.A. Vashchechko, V.V. Malakhov, L.A. Medvedeva, R.V. Gareyeva. 21. Effect of Temperature and Cadmium on Accumulation of Copper by Mussel Tissues; V.P. Chelomin, O.N. Lukjanova, E.A. Bobkova. Part V: Methods of Observations and Calculations. 22. Laser Analytical Photoionization Spectroscopy -- a Novel Potential in Ocean Research; G.I. Bekov, A.S. Egorov. 23. High-Resolution Measurements of pH, Fluorescence and Turbidity in Sea Water; D.J. Mackey, E.C.V. Butler, P.D. Nichols, H.W. Higgins. 24. Estimation of Plankton Role in Migration of Trace Elements in Marine Estuaries; V.V. Anikiev, E.N. Shumilin, E.G. Starodubtsev, A.P. Kassatkina, A.A. Lobanov, N.A. Gorbachev.