October 30th, 2019

Catching up in the high north

Russian sailors and researchers explored five new islands  around the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean off Russia's  northern coast during an expedition in August and September.

The  islands, ranging in size from about 1,000 square yards to 65,000 square  yards, were first spotted in 2016 but not confirmed until the expedition  by Russia's Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society.

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