The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Pyngopilgyn

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_420

Pyngopilgyn (Chukchi, Pynopelgyn – “suction mouth”; on the north coast of Chukotka, there are no uniform tidal currents, but due to the north wind from the sea, there could be a large surge of water; at this time, seawater rushes through the openings in the lagoon, i.e., as it were “sucked in”) – a lagoon west of Kolyuchinskaya Bay, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The lagoon is located 22 km south-southeast of Cape Onman. The lagoon separated from the sea by two low sand and pebble spits. The width of the entry to the lagoon between the spits is about 200 m. From the sea to the lagoon, there is the navigation path with a depth of 4–5 m. At the entry to the lagoon, the depth is 7–11 m. The soil in the lagoon is silty sand and sand.

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