Amur Estuary

Amur Estuary

 

the area of the Amur River before the mouth. It is a strait between Asia and the northern part of Sakhalin Island. In the south across the narrow Nevel’skoi and Tatar straits, it connects the Sea of Japan with Sakhalin Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. The estuary is about 185 km long, 40 km wide at the widest point, and 3–4.5 m deep. The western coastline is uneven and mountainous, and the eastern shore has sandy lowlands. The estuary is covered by ice from November through May. There are irregular daily tides, reaching a height of more than 2 m.