The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Buorkhaya, Buor-Khaya, Borkhaya

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  1. 1.

    A vast bay in the southeastern part of the Laptev Sea to the southeast of the Lena mouth, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia. The length is 120 km, width at the entrance is 110 km, and depth reached is 18 m. The shoreline has the shape of a funnel with a mouth pointing to the north. The western coast of the bay is home of the Tiksi Port. At the east, it is limited by Cape Buor-Khaya. On the western coast, there is Tiksi Bay and Bykovsky Peninsula. The western shore is upland with quite a meandering shoreline. The Kharaulakhskiy Range approaches this shore. The eastern shore is lower than the western one. In its middle part, the Omoloy River flows into it – the mouth of the river is in the eastern coast. The bay has only two small islands: in the middle there is Mostakh Island and close to the southern shore of Bykovsky Peninsula there lies Brusneva Island. The sea in the bay is frozen about 9 months a year. In the bay, there is an abandoned polar station.

  2. 2.

    A cape that serves a natural northeastern border of Buor-Khaya Bay, to the east of it there lies Yana Bay.


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