|NASA Photo ID||STS053-97-50|
|Time taken||01:07:59 GMT|
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|5017: Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base|
Image Caption: The breakup of winter ice packs around Shantar Island (55.0N, 138.0E) off the coast of Khabarovsk Kray Oblast, CIS, produced this mosaic of icebergs, bergy bits and growlers in the Sea of Okhotsk as the as an unusual warming spell in mid winter temporarly melted parts of the sea ice. Oceanographers use these photos to study the interaction of coastal and ocean currents, tides and winds on the movement of ice floes at sea.