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Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russia

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

The Kamchatka Peninsula is in the far east of Russia between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. The heritage complex comprises six separated protected areas in the center and southeast of the peninsula. The pristine wilderness represents one of the most outstanding examples of the volcanic regions in the world. It contains a high density of active volcanoes of many types, as well as a wide range of volcanic features. The peninsula location between a large continental landmass and the Pacific Ocean also exhibits unique characteristics with major concentrations of wildlife, including the world’s largest known variety of salmonid fish and exceptional concentrations of sea otter, brown bear, and sea eagle. The contrast of high active volcanoes and glaciers, together with wild rivers and spectacular coastline, creates a dynamic landscape of great beauty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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