Kandalaksha Bay

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Kandalaksha Bay

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
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  • Area: 
    208,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    66°46'N 33°07'E
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Strict Nature Reserve, Wildlife Refuge. The inner part of a bay, consisting of 850 islands set in a glacial landscape dominated by coniferous forest. The area supports a rich, benthic invertebrate fauna providing an important food supply for various species of nesting waterbirds. Large numbers of ducks molt in the area.

Administrative region: 
Murmansk Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • The Kandalakshsky State Nature Zapovednik
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