|Russian: Ostrov Idlidlya|
Location of Idlidlya Island off the landspit enclosing Neskynpil'gyn Lagoon.
|Length||1 km (0.6 mi)|
Idlidlya Island (Ostrov Idlidlya) is a small island in the Chukchi Sea. It is close to the coast, being only 2 km (1.2 mi) away from the shores of the Chukotka Peninsula in the area of the coastal landspits enclosing Neskynpil'gyn Lagoon.
The importance of this small island lies in the fact that many environmental observations, like monitoring of species, are taken from it.
In October 2004 there was a severe oil spill and about 700 birds with oil-damaged plumage were found by hunters in the Chukotka shores. The environmental disaster affected the whole coast between the Neshkan peninsula and Idlidlya island.
- Satellite picture
- Environmental problems
- Bowhead whales near Idlidlya
- Environmental impact map (A. 1-3a)
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