Pechora Sea


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Pechora Sea

 

the name of the southeastern part of the Barents Sea between the islands of Kolguev and Vaigach. It reaches depths of 210 m. Water temperature in the summer is 9°C and salinity is 23–30 parts per thousand. Tides are irregular semidiurnal and vary from 0.5 to 1.8 m. In the southern part of the sea, there is the eastward-flowing Kolguev Current, whose extension is the Novaia Zemlia Current. The currents are generated by the influx of the Pechora River into the sea. From November through June the sea is covered with floating ice. Cod, white whales, and seals are of commercial importance.

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Russian oil giant Gazprom, has produced the first commercial quantities of oil from its controversial Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the remote waters of the Pechora Sea.
Russia says activists endangered lives and property in the protest at the state-controlled energy giant Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea, a key element of Russia's plans to develop the Arctic.
Several activists in mid - September attempted to scale Russia's Gazprom oil platform in the Pechora Sea, part of the Barents Sea, in protest at the firm's exploration in the Arctic.
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The boat and Greenpeace protesters were taken from the Arctic's Pechora sea, near oil company Gazprom's platform, to the port of Murmansk.
The Russian authorities seized the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker and arrested all 30 on board on September 18 after a group of activists tried to scale an oil rig operated by Russia's Gazprom Neft Shelf in the Pechora Sea.
Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris was denied bail following a month in prison for her part in a protest against oil company Gazprom's platform in the Arctic's Pechora Sea.
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