Courland Lagoon

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Courland Lagoon:

see Kursky ZalivKursky Zaliv
or Courland Lagoon
, lagoon, 56 mi (90 km) long and 28 mi (45 km) wide, in Lithuania and Russia. It is separated from the Baltic Sea by Courland Spit, a sandspit c.60 mi (100 km) long and 1 to 2 mi (1.6–3.
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Courland Lagoon

 

(Kuršių ļlanka, or Kuršių Marios, from an ancient Baltic tribe, the Curonians, or Kuršiai), a lagoon on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, in the Lithuanian SSR and Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR. It is cut off from the sea by the Courland Spit and is connected with it by the narrow Klaipeda Strait (390 m wide). The lagoon has an area of 1,610 sq km, a length of 93 km, an average width of 17.3 km, an average depth of 3.7 m, and a maximum depth of 7 m. The Nemunas River empties into the Courland Lagoon. The lagoon freezes over in winter and remains solidly frozen for 80 days; in summer its surface water warms up to 25°C.

The lagoon is an important fishing area. The major commercial fishes are carps, vimba, pike perch, bream, smelt, and eel. A biological station for the observation and banding of birds is located on the eastern shore. The cities of Klaipeda and Neringa are situated on the coast of the Courland Lagoon.

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Contract notice: Curonian lagoon and the baltic sea research, evaluation and improvement of water management services procurement.
1 Seasonal fluctuations of water temperature in the Curonian Lagoon at the junction of the Strait with the River Dane for the period 1999-2011
2] of the Lagoon basin--central and northern parts of the Curonian Lagoon, including the Port of Klaipeda established in the entrance channel of Klaipeda--belongs to Lithuania.
harrisii was confined to Mecklenburg Bay, the Oder Estuary, the Gulf of Gdansk, and the Curonian Lagoon only (Jazdzewski & Konopacka, 1993; Bacevicius & Gasiunaite, 2008; Czerniejewski, 2009; Jazdzewski & Grabowski, 2011).
He set out for the voyage last weekend from a lake on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border, in the district of Ignalina, with its now defunct nuclear facility, and after paddling from one rivulet to another, leading to the Neris and Neman rivers, he is expected to paddle into the Curonian Lagoon a week-and-a-half later, somewhere in the middle of the month.
It is an outdoor lover's paradise, with a 30-mile long cycle track where at times only hundreds of yards separate the waters of the Curonian lagoon and the Baltic.
It is an outdoor lover's paradise, with a 30-mile long cycle track, where at times only hundreds of yards separate the waters of the Curonian lagoon and the Baltic.
Contract award: boat rentals for analysis of the curonian lagoon and the sea coast.
It successfully spread in the Nemunas drainage system including the Curonian Lagoon of the Baltic Sea.