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Sand Spits of the Azov Sea

Sand spits of the Azov Sea

Spits of the Sea of Azov

One of the most interesting features of the Sea of Azov is the presence of a large number of sand spits on its coast. Spits of the Sea of Azov are sand spits protruding for tens of kilometers into the open sea. The largest spits are located on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov - this is Fedotova Spit forty-five kilometers long, Obitochnaya Spit - thirty kilometers, Berdyansk Spit - twenty-three kilometers, Belosarayskaya spit - fourteen kilometers, Krivaya spit - ten kilometers and Beglitskaya spit - three kilometers. The endings of all braids, the Beglitskaya coma, have their endings turned to the south, and the length of the braids, as you move from east to west, increases significantly. In addition, all the spits, again, except for the Beglitska, are located at the mouths of the rivers and are, as it were, a continuation of their right banks - for example, Berdyansk spit appeared at the mouth of the Berda River, Belosarayskaya spit - at the mouth of Kalmius, Curved spit was formed on the Mius River, Fedotova spit - near the Molochny estuary, into which the Molochnaya River flows, and Obitochnaya spit was named along the Obitochnaya river.

Features of the Sand Spits of the Sea of Azov

The bases of all the spits on the Sea of Azov have the shape of a triangle, on the western side of which there are a large number of narrow lagoons, and the ends of the spits, located to the west of the Belosaraiskaya Spit, are greatly expanded, and at the Berdyansk and Obitochnaya spits they are also sharply bent to the north, forming reverse spits, which often separate from the main spit and form islands, as happened at one time with Biryuchy Island, which was previously part of the Fedotova Spit, or the Little and Big Dzendik, which were one with the Berdyansk Spit. All spits, with the exception of the Beglitska Spit, have a steeper slope on the eastern side, and on the western side there are small bays overgrown with reeds and algae.