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Sea of Okhotsk

Sea of Okhotsk makes up the northwestern part of the North Pacific Ocean bounded on the west by Asia, north by  Russia, and east and southeast by the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands. The sea is generally less than 5,000 ft (1,524 m) deep; its deepest point, near the Kuriles, is 11,033 ft (3,363 m). The sea is icebound from November to June and has frequent heavy fogs. Fishing and crabbing are carried on off W Kamchatka peninsula. Magadan and Korsakov, in the Russian Far East, are the largest ports.

Area: 613,800 sq. mi. or 1,589,700 sq. km
Average depth: 2,749 ft. or 838 m
Greatest known depth: 12,001 ft. or 3,658 m
Place of greatest known depth: 58 146°10'E; 46°50'N

map of the Sea of Okhotsk

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[Last updated: 2008-12-23]