Adugak Island

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Adugak Island is located in Alaska
Adugak Island
Location in Alaska

Adugak Island (also spelled Adougakh, possibly from Aleut: Adudak[1]) is a small island in the Fox Islands group in the Aleutian Islands of southwestern Alaska. It is about 1.2 miles (2 km) long and is located 5.0 miles (8 km) off the northwest coast of Umnak Island. The island has been protected as a rookery for the endangered steller sea lion,[2] which has been observed during the winter feeding on the fish that inhabit the water nearby.[3] The island reaches an elevation of about 102 feet (31 m) above sea level and the area around the island is extremely hazardous to ships because of the numerous rocks that lie just below the surface of the water.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulletin - United States Geological Survey. United States Geological Survey. 1906. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  2. ^ "US Code - 50 CFR Ch. II - Subpart B - § 223.202 - Steller sea lion". United States Federal Government. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Elizabeth. "SEASONAL AND SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN DIET IN THE WESTERN STOCK OF STELLER SEA LIONS (page 8)". National Marine Mammal Laboratory. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  4. ^ U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1916). United States Coast Pilot: Alaska. Part II. Yakutat Bay to Arctic Ocean. US Govt. Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 

Coordinates: 52°54′17″N 169°10′28″W / 52.90472°N 169.17444°W / 52.90472; -169.17444