Kotzebue Sound


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Kotzebue Sound

 

a sound in the Chukchi Sea, along the western coast of Alaska. Length, 330 km; width at the mouth, 54 km; width in the inner section, approximately 130 km. Depth, 13–25 m. Covered with ice for most of the year, Kotzebue Sound has irregular, semidiurnal tides of approximately 0.5 m. It was discovered in 1816 by a Russian expedition led by O. E. Kotsebu (also O. E. Kotzebue) and was named after him.

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Stomachs from the ADFG studies included 22 collected in 1982 at Elephant Point (Eschscholtz Bay) in Kotzebue Sound (Lowry et al.
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An observation room looks out over Kotzebue Sound. Situated in the Arctic, the Nullagvik is a unique venue with full amenities.
From there he was to travel westward to Kotzebue Sound and meet up with members of another British expedition under the command of Frederick Beechey.
Across Kotzebue Sound from Bering Land Bridge and less than ten miles from the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kotzebue, 560,000-acre Cape Krusenstern National Monument is a starkly beautiful, treeless coastal plain that is dotted with lagoons and backed by rolling limestone hills.
According to Fairweather's project plan, the anchors are located in five areas: Good Hope Bay in Kotzebue Sound for barge moorings; the Burger A site in the Chukchi Sea for the arctic containment system moorings; the Burger V site in the Chukchi Sea for the M/V Noble Discoverer drilling rig moorings; Kakapo in the Chukchi Sea for a contingency location for the Discoverer drilling rig; and the Sivulliq site in the Beaufort Sea for the mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk drilling rig moorings.
the largest Eskimo village in Alaska, if not in the world....Wales was the summer rendezvous for the Eskimos of the region, for those living to the southward as far as Nome, and northward to the great Kotzebue Sound country.
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These vessels will either be close to the rigs as necessitated by their response time or in Kotzebue Sound. The Arctic Containment System is intended to be located in Kotzebue Sound throughout the drilling season.