Hazy Islands Wilderness
|Hazy Islands Wilderness|
Hazy Islet, Hazy Islands Wilderness
|Location||Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, USA|
|Nearest city||Edna Bay, Alaska|
|Area||32 acres (13 ha)|
|Governing body||US Fish and Wildlife Service|
Hazy Islands Wilderness is a 32-acre (13 ha) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was first established as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1912, and officially designated as Wilderness in 1970 by the United States Congress. The islands are part of the Gulf of Alaska unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and are located west of Coronation Island in the Alaska Panhandle area. Hazy Islands Wilderness comprises five small islands and is home to 10 species of birds, including Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).
The name for the islands in the Tlingit language is Deikee Noow, which can be translated as Outer (Deikee) Fort (Noow), although the word "noow" is also the name for a treeless rock formation. It figures into the "Raven Cycle' story of when Yéil (Raven) stole freshwater from Gánóok (Petrel).
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