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Don River Entering Taganrog Bay, Russia and Ukraine – June 2nd, 2010

47.0N 38.8E

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf is the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. At its northeast end is the mouth of the Don River. It has a length of about 140 km, is 31km wide at the mouth, and has a median depth of about 5 m.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

Its mouth is marked by the Dolgaya Spit on the south and the Belosaray Spit (Belosarayskaya Spit) on the north. It abounds in sandy spits that partly enclose shallow bays. The Rivers Don, Kalmius, Mius and Yeya fall into the Taganrog Bay.

The Dolgaya Spit Between Taganrog Bay and the Sea of Azov, Russia

46.6N 37.7E

November 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Russia - October 7th, 2009

The Sea of Azov is bounded on the north by Ukraine (top), on the east by Russia (right) and on the west by the Crimean peninsula.

It is the shallowest sea in the world, with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft), although some parts of it, such as Taganrog Bay (upper half of the image), the average depth is less than 1 metre (3 ft).

At the uppermost reaches of Taganrog Bay is the mouth of the Don River (top right), which can be seen here tinting the bay’s shallow waters green with sediments. Marking the lower limits of the bay, on the other hand, is the Dolgaya Spit.

The Dolgaya Spit is a sandy spit with a length of about 17 km and a width of about 500 m, appearing here as a thin, faint yellowish line extending northeastward from the peninsula in the center of the image.

Russia’s Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov – May 25th, 2009

47.0N 38.6E

May 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Taganrog Bay, Russia - May 17th, 2009

Taganrog Bay, Russia - May 17th, 2009

Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf  is the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. At its northeast end is the mouth of the Don River. The bay is about 140 km long and 31 km wide at its mouth, with a median depth of about 5 m.

Its mouth is marked by the Dolgaya Spit to the south and the Belosaray Spit (Belosarayskaya Spit) to the north. It abounds in sandy spits that partly enclose shallow bays. The bay also contains the Sandy Isles.

It is generally frozen from December to May, although here it has already thawed completely. It is fed by the Don, Kalmius, Mius and Yeya Rivers.

Here, the waters of the bay appear greenish in color due to an algal bloom. Much of the Sea of Azov is characterized by intensive and rather long-term blooming periods. The tolerance of algae to salinity changes precisely defines the boundaries of their distribution in the sea and the Bay of Taganrog.

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