- a strait between Sakhalin Island and the Asian mainland, in the NW Pacific Ocean, connecting the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. 393 miles (632 km) long, narrowing to 5 miles (7 km) wide.
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- an arm of the Pacific between the mainland of SE Russia and Sakhalin Island, linking the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk. Length: about 560 km (350 miles)Also called: Gulf of Tatary