Nature reserve "Kosa Obytochna" [Sandy Spit - tr.]. runs into the sea for 32 km. Sandy Spit consists of a shell and quartz sand washed by the waters of the Obytochna River.The Nogai people called the sand spit as Djurulgash, which means "a precipice washed up with water". In the 18th century, the sandy spit became known under the name of "Vissarionova Kosa".
Over 550 species of vascular plants and over 180 animal species, including 90 bird species, 53 fish species, 34 mammal species, 5 reptiles and 2 amphibians, are found in the protected area of about 7,200 hectares. A rich marine wetland has an endemic flora and fauna, similar to which there is no other place in the world. About 19 thousand birds nest on reserved areas. During the flights, the number of birds is tripled here.
Zaporozhye region, Prymorsk, Prymorsk district of Zaporizhzhia region
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