Morzhovets

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Morzhovets

 

an island in the White Sea, at the entry to the Mezen’ Inlet. Area; about 110 sq km. The island is composed of loose sand and clay rocks with layers of fossil ice. Morzhovets Island is significantly diminishing in size because of wave erosion. There is tundra vegetation. A fishing settlement is located on the island.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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