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The polynya in question opened on September 9 in a relatively shallow area of water in the Weddell Sea.
In September, one of these floats surfaced inside the polynya, providing unique data on its existence.
Important but poorly understood features of the polar landscape are areas of open water surrounded by sea ice called polynyas.
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Origin and Etymology of polynya
First Known Use: 1852See Words from the same year
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