The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Yukagir Sea

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Yukagir Sea – the name of the part of the East Siberian Sea, situated to the east from the Lyakhovsky and New Siberian Islands, given by A. V. Kolchak in the book Ice of the Kara and Siberian Seas (1909). He wrote: “I name this sea ‘Yukagir’, in the honor of the people, who were, according to the legend, numerous on its shores, but who left for some alleged lands, situated in the north of this sea.”

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