Commander Islands

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to extinction within 27 years of its discovery in 1741. The spectacled cormorant, a large essentially flightless bird in the cormorant family, was similarly driven

isbn 0-8047-2181-5 page 252 pp. Eventually, a smaller boat was rebuilt from the remains of the St. Peter and the survivors found their way back to Kamchatka, heavily laden with valuable sea otter pelts. The discovery of the sea otters sparked the great rush of fur-seeking "''Promyshlenniky''" which drove the Russian expansion into Alaska. Steller's sea cow, whose habitat was apparently restricted to the kelp-beds around Bering Island, was exterminated

by 1768. thumb right 250px 1966 Soviet postage stamp depicting Vitus Bering Bering (Image:1966 CPA 3446.jpg)'s second voyage and the discovery of the Commander Islands. Aleut (Aleut people) (Unangan) people were transferred to the Commander Islands early in 1825 by the Russian-American Company from the Aleutians (Aleutian Islands) for the seal trade (Seal hunting). Most of the Aleuts inhabiting Bering Island came from Atka Island and those who lived on Medny Island came from


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regions and tropical waters is more scarce, but widespread, if not frequent, sightings indicate that the killer whale can survive in most water temperatures. There have been sightings, for example, in the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Sea), the Arabian (Arabian Sea) Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Indian Ocean around the Seychelles. In sharp contrast, the Red-legged Kittiwake has a very limited range in the Bering Sea, breeding only on the Pribilof


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) summer there, both on reproductive rookeries and non-reproductive haul-outs. Sea otters, common seals, and larga seals (spotted seal) are likewise abundant. Indeed, the sea otter population is stable and possibly increasing, even as their population is falling precipitously in the rest of the Aleutian islands.

the coastal cliffs. The most common are northern fulmar, common (Common guillemot), brunnich's (Brunnich's guillemot) and pigeon guillemots, horned (Horned puffin) and tufted puffins, cormorants, gulls, and kittiwakes including the extremely local red-legged kittiwake which nests in only a few other colonies in the world. Waterfowl and sandpipers are also abundant along the pre-lake depressions and river valleys of Bering Island, though largely absent from

; * Pribilof Islands * Komandorski Islands (Commander Islands), including Bering Island * St. Lawrence Island '''Steller's sea cow''' (''Hydrodamalis gigas'') was a large, herbivorous marine mammal. It was the largest member of the order Sirenia, which includes its closest living relative, the dugong (''Dugong dugon''), and the manatees (''Trichechus'' spp.). Formerly abundant throughout the North Pacific, its range was limited to a single, isolated population surrounding


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terrestrial fauna includes two distinct, endemic subspecies of arctic fox, (''Alopex lagopus semenovi'' and ''A. l. beringensis''). Though relatively healthy now, these populations had been significantly depleted in the past due to the fur trade. Most other terrestrial species, including wild reindeer, American mink, and rats have all been introduced to the islands by man. Over a million seabirds gather to nest on numerous large colonies along almost all

–56 date January 1961 jstor 4082233 The fish fauna in the mountainous, fast running streams in composed primarily of migratory salmonids, including Arctic char, Dolly Varden (Dolly Varden trout), black spotted trout, chinook (Chinook salmon), sockeye (sockeye salmon), coho and pink salmon. Bering Island was the only known habitat of Steller's sea cows, an immense (over 4000 kg) sirenian similar to the manatee. The sea cow was hunted

, R.G. (1987) Aleuts: Noted on their ethnological history (in Russian) and to the Pribilof Islands (currently in Alaska), where there are currently established majority Aleut communities. Bonner, W. N. (1982) Seals and Man: A Study of Interactions. Seattle: University of Washington Press Corbett, H.D. and S. M Swibold. (2000) The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. book chapter in "Endangered people of the Arctic. Struggle to Survive


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to extinction by around 1850. There is no true forest on the Commander Islands. The vegetation is dominated by lichens, mosses and different associations of marshy plants with low grass and dwarf trees. Very tall umbellifers are also common. There are no amphibians or reptiles. History File:Bering


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pygmaea'', is a small seabird of the auk family (family (biology)). It has a more restricted range than other members of its genus, ''Aethia'', living only around the Aleutian Islands and on some islands off Siberia (like Commander Islands), and breeding on these islands. It is one of the smallest alcids, only the closely related Least Auklet being smaller. Its name is derived from the long white feathers on its face that are part of its breeding plumage


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the coastal cliffs. The most common are northern fulmar, common (Common guillemot), brunnich's (Brunnich's guillemot) and pigeon guillemots, horned (Horned puffin) and tufted puffins, cormorants, gulls, and kittiwakes including the extremely local red-legged kittiwake which nests in only a few other colonies in the world. Waterfowl and sandpipers are also abundant along the pre-lake depressions and river valleys of Bering Island, though largely absent from


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terrestrial fauna includes two distinct, endemic subspecies of arctic fox, (''Alopex lagopus semenovi'' and ''A. l. beringensis''). Though relatively healthy now, these populations had been significantly depleted in the past due to the fur trade. Most other terrestrial species, including wild reindeer, American mink, and rats have all been introduced to the islands by man. Over a million seabirds gather to nest on numerous large colonies along almost all

–56 date January 1961 jstor 4082233 The fish fauna in the mountainous, fast running streams in composed primarily of migratory salmonids, including Arctic char, Dolly Varden (Dolly Varden trout), black spotted trout, chinook (Chinook salmon), sockeye (sockeye salmon), coho and pink salmon. Bering Island was the only known habitat of Steller's sea cows, an immense (over 4000 kg) sirenian similar to the manatee. The sea cow was hunted

, R.G. (1987) Aleuts: Noted on their ethnological history (in Russian) and to the Pribilof Islands (currently in Alaska), where there are currently established majority Aleut communities. Bonner, W. N. (1982) Seals and Man: A Study of Interactions. Seattle: University of Washington Press Corbett, H.D. and S. M Swibold. (2000) The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. book chapter in "Endangered people of the Arctic. Struggle to Survive


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. The larger island to the west is Bering Island; the smaller island is Medny (Medny Island). ethnic_groups admin_center_type Settlement admin_center Nikolskoye (Nikolskoye, Kamchatka Krai) latd 55 latm 12 latNS N longd 165 longm 59 longEW E area_km2 1,846 area_sq_mi 712 population_estimate 613 population_estimate_year 2009 !--(taken from article text)-->


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name silverstein35 The surviving crew members, which included naturalist Georg Steller, discovered sea otters on the beaches of the island and spent the winter hunting sea otters and gambling with otter pelts. They returned to Siberia having killed nearly 1000 sea otters, and were able to command high prices for the pelts. Silverstein, p. 35 Thus began what is sometimes called the "Great Hunt", which

Commander Islands

The '''Commander Islands''' or '''Komandorski''' or '''Komandorskie Islands''' ( west of the only settlement, Nikolskoye (Nikolskoye, Kamchatka Krai). Administratively (Administrative divisions of Kamchatka Krai), they compose Aleutsky District of Kamchatka Krai.

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