Shelikan, also Ostrovok Shelikan, is a coastal islet in the Sea of Okhotsk near Magadan. It lies on the south side of Amakhton Bay.
Shelikan is located on the west side of Taui Bay and is separated from the continental shore by a 2.5 km wide sound. It is 122 m (400 ft) in height and is surrounded by shallow water.
Administratively this island is part of the Magadan Oblast.
In the spring and summer one of the largest known colonies of slaty-backed gull in the Russian Far East is found on the island.
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