Relative sizes of sleeping Steller sea lion male, female and pup on Yam Islands in the northeast Sea of Okhotsk.
|Federal subject||Far Eastern Federal District|
|Elevation||700 m (2,300 ft)|
The Yam Islands, Yamsky Islands or Yamskiye Islands (Ямские острова; Yamskiye Ostrova), is a small island group located close to the coast in the northern Sea of Okhotsk. Administratively the Yam Islands belong to the Magadan Oblast of the Russian Federation.
The other islands of the group are: Atykan (Остров Атыкан), Baran (Остров Баран), Khatemalyu (Остров Хатемалью) and Kokontse (Остров Коконце).
Steller sea lions occur on the islands, while in the spring and summer millions of seabirds nest on the islands, including roughly six million least auklet (possibly the largest colony in the world), over 900,000 northern fulmar, and tens of thousands of parakeet auklet; crested auklet also nest on the islands.
These islands are part of the Magandskiy Zapovednik or protected bioregion of the Magadan area.
- Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk
- Geographical Data
- Corinthian, of New Bedford, July 7-8, 1852, Old Dartmouth Historical Society (ODHS); Josephine, of New Bedford, June 8, 1865, Kendall Whaling Museum; Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, Aug. 23, 1866, May 19, 1868, ODHS; Arnolda, of New Bedford, June 29, 1874, ODHS.
- Steller sea lion
- 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.
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