The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Ebelyakh Bay

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Ebelyakh Bay – is a bay at the southeastern coast of the Laptev Sea. It is located between Cape Svyatoy Nos and the Shirokostan Peninsula. Cape Svyatoy Nos is the northeast border of the bay and the cape also serves as the southern exit to the Dmitry Laptev Strait. Cape Churkin is the southwest border of the bay. It opens toward the northwest and intrudes 26 km into the continent. The entrance width is 37 km. The depth reaches 11 m. The banks of the bay are covered by tundra. The southern bank is low and uliginous. It is steep in the north with the maximum height of 387 m (Cape Svyatoy Nos). The rivers of Suruktakh, Yuryunkhastakh, Adargaydakh, and Ekekey fall into the bay. It received its name after Ebelyakh River, a branch of the Suruktakh River. The Cape Svyatoy Nos Arctic station and the Serkin Hole are situated on its banks. The swampy area of the bay is covered with lakes. The largest of them is Bvstakh Lake, at the distance of 37 km from the shore. The bay is an administrative unit of the Sakha Republic, Yakutia, Russia.

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