Makar Island is flat and marshy. It has some small lakes and a landspit pointing towards the east. Its length is 11 km and its maximum breadth 6 km. This island, like Muostakh Island further west in the Buor-Khaya Gulf, is subject to heavy erosion.
The Yana Bay is subject to severe Arctic weather with frequent gales and blizzards. The sea in the bay is frozen with thick ice for about eight months every year.
- Geographical data
- Comparative Shoreface Evolution along the Laptev Sea Coast
- Pictures of Makar Island
- Pictures of the Makar Island Polar Station
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