Laptev Sea

The Laptev Sea is a marginal sea that lies between the eastern coast of Siberia, Taimyr Peninsula, the Severnaya Zemlya and the New Siberian Islands.



Its northern boundary starts from the Arctic Cape to point with coordinates 79N and 139E and ends at the Anisiy Cape. The East Siberian Sea to the east, and the Kara Sea lies to the west. The sea covers an area of about 672,000 km. It is crossable during August and September.

Naming: The name Laptev Sea has come from the name of Russian explorers Dmitry Laptev and Khariton Laptev. Formerly the Laptev Sea had been called as Nordenskjold Sea, after the explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskild

List of Seas in Arctic Ocean

Amundsen Gulf
James Bay
Baffin Bay
Kara Sea
Barents Sea
Kara Strait
Beaufort Sea
Laptev Sea
Bering Sea
Lincoln Sea
Chukchi Sea
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
East Siberian Sea
Pechora Sea
Greenland Sea
White Sea
Hudson Bay