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Phytoplankton Northwest of Kolguyev Island and Kanin Peninsula, Russia – August 12th, 2012

69.2N 42.0E

August 12th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Russia – August 11th, 2012

Visible north of Russia’s Kanin Peninsula and northwest of Kolguyev Island is phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea (click here for previous images). The bloom is bright turquoise near the top of the image, with a less intense yet darker blue part visible further south. In the lower part of the image, sediments can be seen in Chesha Bay (east of Kanin Peninsula and south of Kolguyev Island) and in Mezen bay (west of the peninsula).

Bays and Rivermouths Along Northwestern Coast of Russia – September 29th, 2009

68.0N 45.0E

September 29th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Russia - July 28th, 2009

Russia - July 28th, 2009

Bays by Kanin Peninsula

Bays by Kanin Peninsula

Several rivermouths and bays mark the shoreline of this area of northwestern Russia.

The land features visible include the edge of the Kola Peninsula (lower left corner), part of the Murmansk Oblast, the Kanin Peninsula (east of the former) in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, and the hooked southern tip of Mezhdusharskiy Island (top center) of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

Between the Kola and Kanin Peninsulas, the Mezen River empties tan sediments into Mezen Bay, with an area of 6,630 km², part of the White Sea (see close-up for more detailed view).

On the eastern side of the Kanin Peninsula, some sediments also frame the coast of Chesha Bay (Chiosha Bay), an inlet of the Barents Sea. The bay is 84 miles (135 km) wide and 62 miles (100 km) long (see close-up).

Continuing eastward along the coast, the Pechora River spills darker brown sediments into the Pechora Sea. This 1,809 km long river runs from the Ural Mountains to Nosovaya at the shores of the sea.

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