The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Malyi Chaunskiy Strait

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Malyi Chaunskiy Strait (former Sabadeisky) – located on the west side of Ayon Island, separating it from the Asian continent in the east of the East Siberian Sea, Chukotka, Russia. This is a shallow water area with extensive silty tidal coastlines and sandspits. In the northern part of the strait, marine brown algae (Laminaria sp.) are met in storm drains. A part of the peninsula adjacent to the strait is covered with a patterned lace of thermokarst lakes and brackish marshes in halophytic interlacustrine areas.

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