Walrus and Kritskoi Islands

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Walrus
Island
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Elevation 3 ft (1 m) [1]
Coordinates 56°1′42″N 160°49′59″W / 56.02833°N 160.83306°W / 56.02833; -160.83306Coordinates: 56°1′42″N 160°49′59″W / 56.02833°N 160.83306°W / 56.02833; -160.83306 [1]
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Length 22 mi (35 km) [1]
Timezone AKST (UTC-9)
 - summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99...
Area code +1 907
USGS GNIS 1419454
Topo map USGS Alaska
Walrus and Kritskoi Islands is located in Alaska
Walrus and Kritskoi Islands
Location of Walrus Island in Alaska[1]

Walrus Island[edit]

The Walrus and Kritskoi Islands are a group of small islands in the Bering Sea, close to the coast of Alaska. The group is part of a cluster of other small coastal islands called the Kudobin Islands.

The Walrus and Kritskoi Islands are located close to Nelson Lagoon, 9 miles (14 km) to the West of Port Moller, on the Alaska Peninsula (southern) side of Bristol Bay, Low.[1]

The largest island is Walrus, being about 23.5 km long and 3 km wide. The islands are flat, the highest point on Walrus Island being only 1 m.

Etymology[edit]

These coastal islands were renamed in 1882 by W. H. Dall, USC&GS. Russian Captain Litke (1836) had named Walrus Island as "Volchie," meaning "wolf," in 1836. This name is now applied to the eastern tip of this feature.[1]

Kritskoi Island[edit]

Kritskoi
Island
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Elevation 13 ft (4 m) [2]
Coordinates 56°1′19″N 160°59′16″W / 56.02194°N 160.98778°W / 56.02194; -160.98778 [2]
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Length 2 mi (3 km) [2]
Timezone AKST (UTC-9)
 - summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99...
Area code +1 907
USGS GNIS 1418819
Topo map USGS Alaska
Walrus and Kritskoi Islands is located in Alaska
Walrus and Kritskoi Islands
Location of Kritskoi Island in Alaska[2]

One of Kudobin Islands, 16 miles (26 km) West of village of Port Moller, Alaska, Bristol Bay Low.[2]

Kritskoi Island is only 3.3 km long, but with a height of 4 m it is noticeably higher than Walrus.

Etymology[edit]

Kritskoi Island was named "Kritskoi ile" by Capt. Lutke (1836, p. 261), IRN. He erroneously called it "L'ile aux Loups," or "wolf island," on his Chart 14.[2]

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