Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

2019 Edition
| Editors: Charles W. Finkl, Christopher Makowski

Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology

  • Yuri Dolotov
  • Pavel Kaplin
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93806-6_52

Coastal Zone of the Black Sea

The coasts of the Black Sea are rather uniform and slightly embayed. The Crimea is the only large peninsula protruding offshore. The wide opened bays facing the sea (Odesskii, Kalamitskii, Tendrovskii, Karkynitskii, Yarylgachskii, Burgasskii) as well as the above mentioned Crimean Peninsula are located in the northern part of the region. The southern, eastern, and western coasts are smooth and uniform with small bays. The total extent of the coastline exceeds 4,000 km (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Dolotov
    • 1
  • Pavel Kaplin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Water Problems, Laboratory of HydrodynamicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia