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2006-07-01 23:55:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man left behind on the Russian island of Sakhalin at the end of World War Two smiled and held hands with family members as he returned to Japan for the first time in nearly seven decades. Yoshiteru Nakagawa, 79, who moved to Sakhalin with his family before the war began, was separated from them in 1945 when his mother and younger sister evacuated to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and was subsequently not heard from for years. Riding in a...

2006-05-02 01:25:00

By Tom Bergin STARODUBSKOYE, Russia -- Soil particles hang suspended in the frozen water and machine-crushed stone has replaced pebbles on the riverbed since a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell dug it up to lay an oil pipeline. "There was a spawning ground here but they have destroyed it," said Dmitry Lisitsyn, an environmentalist on Sakhalin island, a harsh, starkly beautiful land off Russia's Far East. Lisitsyn said that when the thaw comes, soil particles in the ice and from damaged...

2005-10-26 07:13:16

By Andrew Hurst YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) - For generations there have been few better ways to get to know Russia than by traveling across it by train. The trans-Siberian railway, which was the only reliable means of land transport linking the country's European and Asian halves, has drawn many foreigners on a five-day trip across Russia's bleak and breathtaking steppe. What is less well known is that Sakhalin, an island off Russia's Far East coast, has its own railway and...


Latest Sea of Okhotsk Reference Libraries

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2006-02-27 14:33:05

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This bird can be foiund on the Kamchatka peninsula, the coastal area around the Sea of Okhotsk, the lower reaches of the Amur River and on northern Sakhalin and Shantar, Russia. The majority migrate further south in winter to the southern Kuril islands and Hokkaido, Japan. This species is classified as vulnerable, with a decreasing estimated population of 5,000. The main threats to its...

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2006-02-23 13:51:46

The Crested Auklet is a small seabird of the family Alcidae which nests in huge colonies (greater than 1 million individuals) in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. They often breed in mixed-species colonies with Least Auklets, their smaller relative. The Crested Auklet can be recognized by two characteristics during the breeding season. The first is its 'crest', a group of bristle feathers located above its eye on the top of its head. The second is an odor that the auklets produce during...

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