New Guinea and the tribe of the tuna

Published May 13, 2018

New Guinea and the tribe of the tuna

Near the northern shores of Australia, among the spaces Pacific is the second largest after Greenland island of the world - New Guinea. In our imagination, New Guinea is inseparably linked with the name of the Russian explorer M.M. Miklukho-Maklai. He lived for a long time on his north-eastern coast, which is now called the Maklai Coast...

The bottom of the Arctic Ocean

Published May 13, 2018

The bottom of the Arctic Ocean

In March 1948, a high-latitude expedition was asked to explore the depths and the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. Researchers landed on an ice floe near the Novosibirsk islands. Despite the severe frost, hydrologists Ya. Gakkel and V. Timofeev immediately made the first measurement of the depth of The Arctic Ocean. The automatic winch counter showed 2750 m...

The Arctic lands

Published May 13, 2018

The Arctic lands

In 1707, while hunting whales in the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean, Dutch captain Gillis saw in the north of Spitsbergen the high winding banks of some unknown Arctic land with flat peaks. The large concentrations of ice Gillis did not allow to reach this land, but Gillis sketched its banks in detail and mapped it...

Kara Sea

Published May 13, 2018

Kara Sea

For a long time scientists have been interested in the Kara Sea. It was through him that the Great Northern Sea Route was to pass. Mastering this path was the cherished dream of the best scientists. The Kara Sea is covered with ice even in summer - this is the so-called "ice bag". And in addition to this there is almost no sunny days...

Ocean waters and land

Published May 13, 2018

Ocean waters and land

Ocean waters and land have long ceased fighting among themselves. Tides, invading land, blurred the shores and carried away with outflow from the shore rocks. Storm waves and coastal currents intensified the destructive work of the tides...

"Valuable" rivers

Published May 13, 2018

Valuable rivers

In the 15th century, numerous Portuguese seafarers were heading to the shores of Africa to find the mysterious very "valuable" river that allegedly flows into Atlantic Ocean. In those days in Europe, there were many legends about so-called "valuable" rivers. But all the seekers of glory and gold were returning home with nothing...

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