Dezhnev


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Dezhnev

Cape. a cape in NE Russia at the E end of Chukchi Peninsula: the northeasternmost point of Asia

Dezhnev

 

a Soviet icebreaker. During the Great Patriotic War, the Dezhnev was a patrol vessel (SKR-19) in the Northern Fleet. On Aug. 27, 1942, in the bay of the island of Dikson, the Dezhnev fought an unequal battle with the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer, which attempted to destroy the port and the ships in Dikson’s bay. The heroic action of Dezhnev’s crew and the coast artillery battery prevented the German cruiser from fulfilling its mission. The Admiral Scheer suffered a series of direct hits by shells, ceased firing, and escaped. The crew of the Dezhnev suffered heavy losses in the battle but fulfilled their military duty to the motherland.

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When denser ice fields were examined close to the shore between Cape Olyutorsky and Dezhnev Bay, Steller sea lions were not sighted (Popov, 1982).
The objectives of the Chukotka Peninsula study were 1) to count bowhead whales migrating out of the Gulf of Anadyr and past Sireniki village during the spring and 2) to count whales migrating from the Bering Sea through the western Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea from an observation post in the Cape Dezhnev area.
The other observation post was on Cape Pe'ek, 10 km south of Cape Dezhnev (Fig.
For ease of discussion, we divided the surveyed coastline of the Chukotka Peninsula into three sections: the south coast, from Cape Bering to Cape Chaplin; the east coast, from Cape Chaplin to Cape Dezhnev; and the north coast, from Cape Dezhnev to Cape Serdtse-Kamen.
Along the east coast, they were found only near Cape Dezhnev and at Big Diomede Island (Fig.
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