Cape Chukotsky

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Cape Chukotsky
Map showing the location of Cape Chukotsky
Map showing the location of Cape Chukotsky
Coordinates 64°16′00″N 173°04′00″W / 64.266667°N 173.066667°W / 64.266667; -173.066667Coordinates: 64°16′00″N 173°04′00″W / 64.266667°N 173.066667°W / 64.266667; -173.066667

Cape Chukotsky is located in the south-east of the Chukotka Peninsula, at the east entrance to the Providence Bay and the northern boundary of Gulf of Anadyr; it borders the Bering Sea and Bering Strait. This rocky cape hosts a bird colony with a population of one thousand Northern Fulmars, Pelagic Cormorants, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Urias, Pigeon Guillemots and Horned Puffins.[1]

The cape was discovered by the First Kamchatka Expedition on 8 August 1728. On that day, a boat of eight chukchi men approached an expedition ship, which hinted Aleksei Chirikov to choose the name for the cape.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondratiev, A. Ya. (1997) "Экологический мониторинг на морском побережье Северо-Востока России". Magadan
  2. ^ Dukalskaya M. V. Первая Камчатская экспедиция. The Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic. polarmuseum.ru