The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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


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Peschanyi – a small circular island north of the Anabar Bay, the Laptev Sea, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. It is located 74 km off Big Begichev Island and 62 km north of the coast of the mainland. It is shaped as an atoll and stretched from north to south, the length of approximately 12 km. The sandy strip of land is broken from the east and southeast; in the center, there is a large shallow lagoon. The island is barren and uninhabited. The sea surrounding the island is covered with pack ice in the winter. The climate is characterized by harsh Arctic weather with frequent storms and low temperatures, even in short summer seasons, which last only 2 months. On the island, there is a colony of walruses.

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