Berezansky Liman is the estuary of the northwestern part of the Black Sea . The name received from the river Berezanka . It consists of two bays: Berezansky and Sositsky .
|ukr Berezansky estuary|
In the foreground - Sositsky Bay with a flock of pelicans, in the background - Berezansky Bay
|Flowing rivers||Berezanka , Sosik|
|Areas||Berezansky district , Ochakov district|
The Berezansky Liman is located on the eastern tip of the Odessa Plateau and is a continuation of the Sosik and Berezan river valleys. It communicates with the sea at the village of Rybakovka by a 400 m wide strait with a cross-sectional area of 2060 m². The length of the estuary is 20-25 km, the average width is 2-3 km, the average depth is 3.3 m (the greatest is about 15 m). The water surface area is 60 km², the water volume is 0.2 km³. About half of the estuary is in shallow waters. Its valley is asymmetrical. The shores are steep, steep, mainly composed of limestone, clay and clay-sand deposits. The wide sandy spit divides the Berezansky estuary into two gulfs: the eastern - Berezansky and the western - Sositsky , the sources of which are the rivers Berezan and Sosik.
Berezansky estuary is a real paradise for many species of coastal and wading birds. Swallows beregovushki, swifts , pelicans . Swans , wild ducks and herons find refuge in the coastal reed beds. Migratory birds such as storks and gray cranes often stop for overnight stays on the shores of the Berezansky estuary.
The most popular fish in the Berezansky estuary is the goby . It is presented in several varieties. Since the goby is well adapted to slightly brackish water, whips, zelenchiki, round timber, and saffron milk are found in sufficient quantity. In addition to the bull in the Berezansky estuary, pike- perch , pike , mullet and flounder- goss feel quite good. True, they are found in the southern part of the estuary, where the water is more salty. And its northern part is represented by carp , crucian carp , perch , pelengas .