Vaygach

Vaygach

or

Vaigach

(both: vīgäch`), island, 1,312 sq mi (3,398 sq km), Nenets Autonomous Area, off NE European Russia, in the Arctic Ocean, between the mainland and Novaya Zemlya. A continuation of the Pay-Khoy range, the island is covered with tundra and has zinc, copper, and lead deposits. Two settlements, Vaygach and Varnet, are on the island. It is named after the Russian mariner who discovered it in the 16th cent.
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An increase was also suggested on Vaygach Island, southeastern Barents Sea, for the same reason (Kalyakin, 1993).
In the Paj-Khoj (also spelt Pay-Khoy or Pai-Khoi) Peninsula and Vajgach (also spelt Vaygach or Vaigach) Island it ranges through the Volkhovian and in the South Urals it also extends into the Kundan (Fig.
The domestic reindeer belonging to the indigenous Chukchi people on Chukotka and the Nentsi people on Vaygach and Bol'shezemel'skaya Tundra east of Arkhangle'sk in Russia are all part of the traditional reindeer husbandry in tundra areas of the north.
Predators (wolves, Canis lupus, and wolverines) occur in Chukotka and Swedish Lapland, but there are no predators of reindeer in Bol'shezemel'skaya Tundra and Vaygach.
75-76 Jenness reports that the Russian icebreaker Vaygach had been within 10 miles of Wrangel Island on 4 August, when her captain heard a radio report of the start of World War I and was ordered back south to Anadyr, which implies that the Russians left the Karluk survivors in the lurch.
Into the Ice Sea is an account, written for a general public, of some Russian-Dutch archaeological expeditions to Novaya Zemlya and Vaygach Island in northern Russia during the 1990s to revisit the site where Willem Barentsz wintered in 1596-97.
Breeding success of geese and swans on Vaygach Island (USSR) during 1986-1988: Interplay of weather and arctic fox predation.
In fact, it was discovered by two Russian icebreakers, the Taymyr and the Vaygach, in 1913, but explored and mapped by a four-man party under G.
Breeding success of geese and swans on Vaygach island (USSR) during 1986-1988; interplay of weather and arctic fox predation.
During a lemming low in 1984 on Vaygach Island (northwestern Siberia), Kaliakin (1992) recorded only one instance of successful breeding among 14 pairs of barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis).
The Integrated Marine Arctic Expedition, conducted by the Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage, has carried out investigations on Novaya Zemlya and on Vaygach and Kolguyev islands since 1986.
The other two ships entered the Kara Sea via Strait Vaygach and found it ice-free.