The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Eterikan, Channel

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_172

Eterikan, Channel – separates Maly Lyakhovskiy Island (the former Malyi) from Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island (the former Blizhniy). It is 14 km wide and 5–9 m deep. It is supposed that the channel was discovered in 1759–1760 by the manufacturer and seaman and the Yakut from the lowers of the Lena, Eterikan, who discovered the richest locations of mammoth’s remains on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island. It was called so in the 1760s by local manufacturers. The channel is often considered to be a part of the East Siberian Sea.

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