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(4042) Okhotsk

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1989 AT1. Discovered 1989 Jan. 15 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named for the sea that extends between the northeast coast of Hokkaido and the Kamchatka Peninsula. The sea of Okhotsk, which is completely covered by ice floes from January to March, holds rich gifts of salmon, scallops and crabs for the people of the north. (M 15427)

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