The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Yakan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_571

Yakan – a cape on the Arctic coast of the Chukchi Sea, 140 km northwest of the village Cape Schmidt, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. The border between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea goes along Yakan Cape. It is a rocky steep cliff 40–50 m in height. Yakan Cape is home to a rookery of seabirds – the kittiwake (1,000–8,000 couples), the glaucous gull (40,000 couples), and the guillemot (15,000–20,000 couples). The peregrine was also noticed within the rookery area at nesting.

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