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The Northern Fleet expedition has discovered a new Arctic strait

01.09.2020

The Northern Fleet expedition has discovered a new Arctic strait

The participants of the expedition to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, carried out by the Northern Fleet, together with the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian Arctic National Park, have found a new strait. The press service said that the researchers wanted to land several times but these attempts were prevented by polar bears.

“The participants sailed on a MB-12 tugboat and arrived at the Belushya Guba settlement, the final point of the route”, said the press service of the Northern Fleet.

It had been also noted that some geographical discoveries have been made during the expedition. “A separation of the island from the Djerdi peninsula has been found and, consequently, the formation of a new strait. New geographical objects were mapped, recorded in GPS system, measured and photographed”, they added.


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