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Somov Sea

Somov Sea as part of the Southern Ocean

The Somov Sea is a D'Urville Sea.[1] East of Cape Adare, at 170°14' East, is the Ross Sea.[2]

The Somov Sea has an area of 1,150,000 km² and is up to 3000 meters deep.[3]

240 km north of the mainland coast are the Balleny Islands in the Somov Sea.

The Somov Sea was named in honor of Russian oceanologist and polar explorer Mikhail Somov, who between 1955 and 1957 was the commander of the first Soviet Antarctic Expedition.


  1. ^ New Zealand Antarctic Society: Antarctic, Volume 7, page 395
  2. ^ Map of Cape Adare
  3. ^ Gazetteer «About countries»: Somow (sea)

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