Chukchi Peninsula


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Chukchi Peninsula

A peninsula of extreme northeast Russia across the Bering Strait from northwest Alaska. It borders on the Chukchi Sea, a section of the Arctic Ocean.
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Chukchi Peninsula

n
(Placename) a peninsula in the extreme NE of Russia, in NE Siberia: mainly tundra. Also called: Chukot Peninsula
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Chuk′chi Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in the NE Russian Federation across the Bering Strait from Alaska.
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Noun1.Chukchi Peninsula - peninsula of northeastern Siberia across the Bering Strait from northwestern Alaska
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Lawrence Island and, continuing north along the coast of the Chukchi Peninsula, reached his farthest north latitude of 67[degrees]24' N in the Chukchi Sea.
Methane discharge is typical of thermokarst lakes, where Alaska Blackfish are frequently found on the Chukchi Peninsula (Gudkov 1998) and in Interior Alaska (Blackett 1962).
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The first 5-year segment of our database (1849-53, Map 5) indicates that bowheads were captured in numbers in two areas where few were taken thereafter: 1) in the southwestern Bering Sea and 2) near the northern shore of the Chukchi Peninsula at about lat.
In an open broad band like this, two areas as close as the Kamchatka Peninsula and Chukchi Peninsula (in Siberia), and Alaska, seem to be at different ends of the world.
The 86-kilometer-wide Bering Strait, between Alaska's Seward Peninsula and Siberia's Chukchi Peninsula, is normally a watery highway for the ice flowing north and south with the winds and currents.
Thus prevented from trading, the American commander, Eliab Grimes, headed for the Chukchi Peninsula, where he faced a similarly hostile reception.
In 1732, the captain of the ship Gavriil, Ivan Fedorov, and the geodesist Mikhail Gvozdev reached the New World "opposite the Chukchi Peninsula." They found America and called it Kiimilat Land, meaning the country of the Inuit.
Many small groups have been observed traveling northwest along the Chukchi Peninsula in May (Bogoslovskaya et al., 1982; Bessonov et al.(17); Ainana et al.(24); Zelensky et al.(25)), and about 60 whales traveled northwest past Cape Serdtse-Kamen 15-28 June 1990 (Mel'nikov and Bobkov, 1993).