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New Siberian Islands,

Rus. Novosibirskiye Ostrova, archipelago, c.10,900 sq mi (28,200 sq km), N Siberian Russia, in the Arctic Ocean between the Laptev and East Siberian seas, part of the Sakha Republic. The archipelago is separated into two groups by the Sannikov Strait. The northern group, the New Siberian or Anjou islands (c.8,200 sq mi/21,200 sq km) includes the Kotelny, Faddeyevsky, Novaya Sibir, and other smaller islands; the southern group consists of the Lyakhov IslandsLyakhov Islands
, c.2,700 sq mi (7,000 sq km), southern group of the New Siberian Islands, N Siberian Russia, between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, Sakha Republic.
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 (c.2,700 sq mi/7,000 sq km). The De Long Islands, NE of Novaya Sibir, are also part of the archipelago. The islands are almost always covered by snow and ice and have a very scant tundra; ice dating from the Pleistocene Ice Age and intermingled with sediment is found there. The sparsely settled islands were sighted (1773) by Ivan Lyakhov, a Russian merchant. Mammoth fossils have been found (1870s) in the islands by the Swedish explorer Nils A. E. Nordenskjöld, as well as by Siberian fur and ivory hunters. The islands were neglected until 1927, when meteorological stations were set up there. Kotelny was the site of a military base from 1933 to 1993, and in 2013 the Russian navy reestablished a base there.
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Hence, even if substantial numbers of birds depart from the New Siberian Islands on southerly tracks, passages and departures in easterly directions are still much more numerous.
These cases of southward departures from the New Siberian Islands, the Yamal Peninsula, and Novaya Zemlya indicate that there may be substantial southward migration of tundra birds departing across the Eurasian continent, out of reach of the observation sites in this study.
Examples of departure locations on either side of the main W/E migratory divide (NW Taymyr and the New Siberian Islands, respectively) are connected with important winter destinations.
Departure directions from the New Siberian Islands are approximately 60 [degrees] (grey phalarope) and 36 [degrees] (pectoral sandpiper) along orthodromes (Fig.
However, the radar data suggest that Siberian migrants seldom depart on such northerly bearings as 36 [degrees] (departure direction of the ideal orthodrome from the New Siberian Islands for pectoral sandpipers) but more often towards E-ENE-NE along somewhat more southerly trajectories across the Arctic Ocean.
In this note, we present data on mass and morphometrics of four juvenile Ross's gulls that we trapped in late summer on the New Siberian Islands, Russian Federation.
Since breeding has not been confirmed on the New Siberian Islands (Zubakin et al.
Body mass and morphometrics of four juvenile (first-year) Ro ss's gulls trapped at Kotelny Island, New Siberian Islands, Russia (75[deg rees]01'N, 137[degrees]'E) on 2 August 1994.
The body masses of the New Siberian Island birds came close to the 113-120 g that Hjort (1982) reported as "Hungergewichte.