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Walrus Island, Pribilof Islands

Walrus Island, Pribilof Islands is located in Alaska
Walrus Island, Pribilof Islands
Location in Alaska

Walrus Island is a small islet located 15 km east of Saint Paul Island, Alaska in the Bering Sea. It is part of the Pribilof Islands group. Its length is 2,130 feet (650 m) and its area is 50.3 acres (0.2036 km²). There is no resident population.

The name of this island is a translation from the Russian "Ostrov Morzhovoy" meaning "Walrus Island," published by Capt. Lt. Vasiliev of the Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) in 1829 (map 3).

This islet should not be confused with the Walrus Islands in the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary, located close to Hagemeister Island (in the Dillingham Census Area), nor with Walrus Island located in the southeastern shores of the Bristol Bay (in the Aleutians East Borough).

References

  • Walrus Island: Block 1000, Census Tract 1, Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska United States Census Bureau
  • USGS-GNIS


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