Golovnin Bay

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Golovnin Bay

 

an internal bay on the north shore of Norton Gulf in the Bering Sea. Length, 35 km; width, 19 km; depth, up to 6 m. At its upper end it forms Golovnin Lagoon. Its banks are high and steep; they are low and sandy at the upper end. The bay freezes over during the winter. There are uneven diurnal tides of about 0.5 m. The bay was discovered in 1821 by the Russian navigator V. S. Khromchenko and was named in honor of V. M. Golovnin.

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