The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Pioneer Strait

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_399

Pioneer Strait – separates Malyi Begichev Island from Bolshoy Begichev Island in the Khatanga Gulf of the Laptev Sea. The greatest depths in the strait are 7–9 m and form a rather narrow and curved groove, surrounded from all sides by shoals. It was described and mapped in 1933 by the Lena-Khatanga expedition on the boat “Pioneer” under the leadership of hydrographer S. D. Lappo and named by members of the expedition in honor of this vessel.

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