We’re looking for one of Russia’s biggest peninsulas for our Geo Quiz today. Peninsulas, by the way, go by all sorts of names. A cape, an island promontory, or even something called a spit qualifies as peninsulas. But it’s an 800 mile long Russian peninsula we’re after and it’s more than 9 time zones away the Kremlin. Journalist David Quammen’s just returned from a reporting trip there.
Werman: “David, what’s the view down on the ground; what do you see as you fly over this peninsula?”
Quammen: “It looks out onto the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. It’s famous for its snowcapped volcanoes and its pristine rivers…rivers that are jammed this time of year with wild salmon.”
Alright we’ll talk more about those salmon fisheries here…
Journalist David Quammen has written about his trip to a remote region of Russia. Ealier this summer, he went to tour one of the world’s best wild salmon fisheries and his piece “Where Salmon Rule” appears in this month’s National Geographic Magazine.
Listen to the interview: