East Siberian Sea Facts

East Siberian Sea Facts
The East Siberian Sea is located in the Arctic Ocean, between the coast of Siberia, the Arctic Cape, the New Siberian Islands, Cape Billings, and Wrangel Island. It also borders the Chukchi Sea and the Laptev Sea. The East Siberian Sea has a very severe climate, with scare flora and fauna and few people. It covers an area of 381,000 square miles.
Interesting East Siberian Sea Facts:
The East Siberian Sea coast was inhabited by the Yukaghirs and Chukchi people of northern Siberia. In the second century they were joined by the Evens and Evenks. Later they were also joined by Yakuts.
Prior to 1935 the East Siberian Sea had no real name. It was referred to by a variety of names including Ledovitoe, Severnoe, and Kolymskoe. In 1935 the Soviet Government gave it its present name.
There are no islands located in the East Siberian Sea. There are a few islands near the coast including the Medvyezhi island group and Ayon Island.
Kolyma Bay, Chaunskaya Bay, and the Kolyma Gulf are the main gulfs of the East Siberian Sea.
Rivers that flow into the East Siberian Sea include the Pegtymel, Chaun, Rauchua, Kolyma, Chukochyna, Uyandina, Alazeya, and Indigirka rivers.
The East Siberian Sea's coastline is 3,016km in length.
There is a short but intense summer plankton bloom. This results in about 5 million tonnes of plankton being produced in August and September. Annually the total is 7 million tonnes.
Today the typical coastal settlements are small, below 100 people, and far between.

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