Kara Sea

Kara Sea

[kahr-uh; Russian kah-ruh]
noun
an arm of the Arctic Ocean between Novaya Zemlya and the N Russian Federation.
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Kara Sea (ˈkɑːrə)
 
n
a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of Russia: ice-free for about three months of the year

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kara sea

marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located off western Siberia (Russia), between the Novaya Zemlya islands (west), Franz Josef Land (northwest), and the Severnaya Zemlya islands (east). It is connected with the Arctic Basin (north), the Barents Sea (west), and the Laptev Sea (east). It has an area of 340,000 square miles (880,000 square km). Average depth is 417 feet (127 m), and maximum depth is 2,034 feet (620 m)

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