Polynia


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Po`lyn´i`a


n.1.The open sea supposed to surround the north pole.
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Passing its entrance at Cape Alexander, he noted that it "must lead to the great Polynia of the Russians" (Inglefield, 1853:220).
He discovered the Polynia Islands and a navigable northwest passage, pushing back the boundaries of geographical knowledge by surveying many of the blank spaces on the Admiralty's charts.