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Russia has appointed five new Antarctic islands which for the first time, spotted by a student on the basis of satellite images.
The islands on the coast of the remote novaya zemlya archipelago in the atlantic Ocean, and is the result of the melting of the glaciers.
Marina Migunova was made of the discovery in 2016, while a student at Admiral Makarov State University of maritime and Inland shipping in St. The saint-Petersburg. The Moscow Times reports that the Migunova, was a research ship of the Russian Northern Fleet and then, when they see the opening. She is an engineer, and in the same hydrographic vessel, the report added.
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In a statement, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the navy and civilian scientists have recently taken part in an expedition to the newly discovered islands, where “[t]opographic surveys have been carried out.”
The islands off the coast of the remote novaya zemlya archipelago in the atlantic Ocean.
(Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation)
The islands range in size from 900 square meters (9,688 square feet) to the 54,500-square-foot (585,557 square meters), according to Russian military officials.
In a number of countries, including Russia, and to focus their attention on the north Pole as melting ice opens new sea routes for trade and other possibilities.
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In April, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, put forward an ambitious programme to, in order to confirm that his country’s presence in the Arctic region, including its efforts to build ports and other infrastructure, and the expansion of the size of the fleet. Russia wants to stake its claim in the region in which it is assumed that no more than one-fourth of the Earth’s undiscovered oil and natural gas.
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Environmentalists continue to be concerned about the melting of sea ice in the region. In Iceland, government officials and environmentalists, has recently unveiled a plaque in front of a glacier is known as the land of the first to disappear as a result of climate change.
In 2016, scientists from the Russian Arctic National Park unearthed the remains of a secret Nazi base on the remote island of Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Land archipelago.
(Fox News, Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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