Sea of Okhotsk
Unique natural paradises can be found around the Sea of Okhotsk. Adventurous experiences await vacationers, including encounters with giant whales or with sea lions and ringed seals that live along the coasts. A trip to Russia is also fascinating because of the many smaller areas and islands that are still undeveloped and untouched. Seagulls and alcove birds circle above the Sea of Okhotsk. The shore shows bizarre rock formations, and on land brown bears and the salmon are waiting in the rivers. The Sea of Okhotsk is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean and lies between Eastern Siberia, Kamchatka and the islands of Hokkaido and Sakhalin. The latter is one of the largest Russian islands and was once a notorious prison island, visited and described by the writer Chekhov. The Sea of Okhotsk is connected with the Sea of Japan by the Tatar Sound and reaches a depth of up to 971 meters. In the cold seasons from October to April the sea is completely frozen and covered with drift ice. It got its name from the local port of Okhotsk, one of the first Russian settlements in the Far East.