Shelikan

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Shelikan
Island
Shelikan is located in Magadan Oblast
Shelikan
Shelikan
Coordinates: 59°35′N 149°08′E / 59.583°N 149.133°E / 59.583; 149.133
Country Russian Federation
Federal subject Far Eastern Federal District
Oblast Magadan Oblast
Elevation[1] 122 m (400 ft)

Shelikan, also Ostrovok Shelikan, is a coastal islet in the Sea of Okhotsk near Magadan. It lies on the south side of Amakhton Bay.[2]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Administratively this island is part of the Magadan Oblast.[4]

Fauna[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. (2014). Sailing Directions (Enroute): East Coast of Russia. U.S. Government, Springfield, Virginia.
  3. ^ United States. Naval Oceanographic Office (1952). Sailing directions for the east coast of Siberia, Mys Otto Shmidta to Sakhalinskiy Zaliv including Ostrov Vrangelya. p. 246. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Ostrovok Shelikan (Ostrov Shelikan) / Magadanskaya Oblast'
  5. ^ Kondratyev, A. Y., Litvinenko, N. M., Shibaev, Y. V., Vyatkin, P. S., & Kondratyeva, L. F. (2000). "The breeding seabirds of the Russian Far East". Seabirds of the Russian Far East, 37-81.