FACTOID # 4: Just 1% of the houses in Nevada were built before 1939.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Sea of Okhotsk
Map of the Sea of Okhotsk.
Map of the Sea of Okhotsk.

The Sea of Okhotsk (Russian: Охо́тское мо́ре; English Transliteration: Okhotskoye More) (named after Okhotsk, the first Russian settlement in the Russian Far East) is a part of the western Pacific Ocean, lying between the Kamchatka Peninsula on the east, the Kuril Islands on the southeast, the island of Hokkaidō to the far south, the island of Sakhalin along the west, and a long stretch of eastern Siberian coast along the west and north. Russian explorers Ivan Moskvitin and Vassili Poyarkov were the first Europeans to discover the Sea of Okhotsk in the second quarter of the 17th century. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x913, 407 KB) This is a map showing the location of the Sea of Okhotsk. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x913, 407 KB) This is a map showing the location of the Sea of Okhotsk. ... There exist many possible systems for transliterating the Cyrillic alphabet of the Russian language to English or the Latin alphabet. ... Okhotsk (Охо́тск) is a townlet and seaport at the mouth of the Okhota River on the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: Д́альний Вост́ок Росс́ии; English transliteration: Dalny Vostok Rossii) is an informal term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Kamchatka is the home of many volcanoes. ... Location of Kuril Islands in the Western Pacific. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Location of Sakhalin in the Western Pacific Sakhalin, GOST transliteration Sahalin, (Russian: , Korean: Traditional Chinese: 庫頁島; Simplified Chinese: 库页岛; pinyin: kùyèdÇŽo Japanese: 樺太 romaji: karafuto), also Saghalien, is a large elongated island in the North Pacific, lying between 45° 50 and 54° 24 N. It is part of the Russian... Siberian Federal District (darker red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Udachnaya pipe Siberia (Russian: , Sibir; Tatar: ) is a vast region of Russia constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... Ivan Yuryevich Moskvitin (Russian: Иван Юрьевич Москвитин) (? - ?) was a Russian explorer, a Tomsk Cossack. ... Vassili Danilovich Poyarkov (Поярков, Василий Данилович in Russian) (unknown - unknown), Russian explorer. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


The Sea of Okhotsk is connected to the Sea of Japan on either side of Sakhalin: on the west through the Sakhalin Gulf and the Gulf of Tartary; on the south, through the La Pérouse Strait. The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ... Sakhalin Gulf (Russian: ) is a gulf in the Sea of Okhotsk between continental Russia (north of Amurs mouth) and northern tip of the Sakhalin Island. ... Strait of Tartary (Gulf of Tartary, Gulf of Tatary, Tatar Strait, Tartar Strait, Strait of Tartar, also Mamiya Strait and Strait of Nevelskoi) strait in the Pacific Ocean dividing the Russian island of Sakhalin from mainland Asia (South-East Russia), connecting the Sea of Okhotsk on the north with the... La Pérouse Strait (Japanese: Soya Strait 宗谷海峡) is a strait dividing the southern part of the Russian island of Sakhalin from the northern part of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and connecting the Sea of Japan on the west with the Sea of Okhotsk on the east. ...


In winter, navigation on the Sea of Okhotsk becomes difficult, or even impossible, due to the formation of large ice floes, because the large amount of freshwater from the Amur lowers the salinity and raises the freezing point of the sea. The distribution and thickness of ice floes depends on many factors: the location, the time of year, water currents, and the sea temperatures. Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... An icebreaker navigates some through young (1 year) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... The Amur River (Russian: Амур; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , or Black Dragon River; Mayan; Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн, Khara-Muren or Black River; Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, literal meaning Black River) is Earths eighth longest river, forming the border between the Russian Far East and Manchuria in China. ... Annual mean sea surface salinity for the World Ocean. ... Freezing Point (Chinese: 冰點, bing1 dian3) is a news journal in the Peoples Republic of China which has been the subject of controversy over its criticism of Communist Party officials and the sympathetic ear it lent to a Chinese historian who had criticized official history textbooks. ...


With the exception of Hokkaidō, one of the Japanese Home Islands, the sea is surrounded on all sides by territory administered by the Russian Federation. For this reason, it is generally considered as being under Russian sovereignty. Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... The Home Islands refers to the four main islands of Japan: Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido. ...

Contents

Cold War

During the Cold War, the Sea of Okhotsk was the scene of several successful U.S. Navy operations (including Operation Ivy Bells) to tap Soviet Navy undersea communications cables. These operations were documented in the book Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. The sea (and surrounding area) were also the scene of the Soviet PVO Strany attack on Korean Air Flight 007 in 1983. The Soviet Pacific Fleet used the Sea as a ballistic missile submarine bastion, a strategy that Russia continues. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... USN redirects here. ... Operation Ivy Bells, was a US Navy and CIA mission whose objective was to place wire taps on Soviet underwater communication lines during the Cold War. ... The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ... Voyska PVO (Russian: Войска ПВО, or PVO Strany until 1981) was the air defense branch of the Soviet military. ... Korean Air Lines Flight 007, also known as KAL 007 or KE007, was a Korean Air Lines civilian airliner shot down by Soviet jet interceptors on September 1, 1983 just west of Sakhalin island. ... Pacific Fleet (Тихоокеанский флот in Russian, or Tikhookeanskiy flot), a part of the Soviet Navy stationed in the Pacific Ocean, which secured the Far Eastern borders of the USSR. The fleet headquarters was located at Vladivostok. ... A bastion in naval strategy is a heavily-defended area of water in which friendly naval forces can operate safely. ...


Oil reserves

Twenty-nine zones of possible oil and gas accumulation have been identified on the Sea of Okhotsk shelf which runs along the coast. Total reserves are estimated at 3.5 billion tons of equivalent fuel, including 1.2 billion tons of oil and 1.5 billion m3 of gas[1].


Japanese name

In the Japanese language, the sea was traditionally called Hokkai (北海), meaning 'north sea'. However, because this term is now used to refer to the North Sea in Europe, the name has changed to Ohōtsuku-kai (オホーツク海), a transcription of the Russian name. Japanese (,  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Europe at its furthest extent, reaching to the Urals. ...


Notable seaports

Abashiri (網走市 Abashiri-shi) is a city located in Abashiri subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Magadan vicinity from the US Defense Mapping Agency (1978) Orthographic projection centred over Magadan Magadan, Russia city flag. ... The Magadan Oblast is a regional subdivision of Russia, in the Far Eastern Federal District. ... Monbetsu (紋別市; -shi) is a city located in Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan, on the Sea of Okhotsk. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Scenery Palana (Russian: ) is an urban-type settlement in and the administrative center of Koryak Autonomous Okrug in Kamchatka Oblast, Russia. ... Kamchatka Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Wakkanai (Japanese: 稚内市; -shi, Ainu: Yam Wakka Nay) is a city located in Soya, Hokkaido. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Ю́жно-Сахали́нск) is a city in Sakhalin, Russia, administrative center of the Sakhalin Oblast. ... Sakhalin Oblast on the map of Russia Flag of Sakhalin Oblast Sakhalin Oblast (Russian: , Sakhalinskaya Oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Magadan Region from Kommersant, Russia's Daily Online. Retrieved 22 January 2007.

Coordinates: 54°16′07″N, 148°33′26″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sea of Okhotsk - MSN Encarta (106 words)
Sea of Okhotsk, (Russian Okhotskoye More), northwest arm of the Pacific Ocean.
Covering an area of 1,528,000 sq km (590,000 sq mi), it is bounded on the east by Kamchatka Peninsula Peninsula, on the southeast by the Kuril Islands, on the southwest by the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, and on the west by the island of Sakhalin and the far eastern coast of Russia.
The sea, rich in marine life, freezes over during the winter months and is frequently covered with fog.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sea of Okhotsk (1710 words)
Okhotsk (and#1054;and#1093;and#1086;and#769;and#1090;and#1089;and#1082;) is a townlet and seaport at the mouth of the Okhota River on the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia.
The Sea of Okhotsk is connected to the Sea of Japan on either side of Sakhalin: on the west through the Sakhalin Gulf and the Gulf of Tartary; on the south, through the La Pérouse Strait.
The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m