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  intas 96-0409   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A long-term study of an insular relict population of Commander Island Arctic Foxes was undertaken.
Island Mednyi Fox population: results of population monitoring of 1994-1998.
Structure of the fox settlement near the Northern fur seal rookery on the Bering Island.
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 Komandorski Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
The islands received their name after Vitus Bering, who died there in 1741 after his ship St. Peter wrecked.
Most of the Aleuts inhabiting Bering Island came from Atka Island and those who lived on Mednyi Island came from Attu Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Komandorski_Islands   (200 words)

 Komandorsky Zapovednik
Most often found on Mednyi Island, the sea lions are known to occupy the same territory as northern fur seals, although they generally tend to settle further away from the sea shore.
Mednyi Island is slightly lower, ranging from 360-647 meters; its highest point is Steineger Mountain, at 647 meters.
The majority of rivers on Mednyi Island and those in the central and southern parts of Bering Island begin in the mountains and are fed by snowmelt; they are small and fast flowing and often end in waterfalls.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion14/14-komandorsky/14_komandorsky.htm   (3835 words)

 The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
Aleuts are the native inhabitants of the Aleutian Islands.
With their earnings, which were not insubstantial, especially on Mednyi, they are reported to have bought clothes unsuitable for the local conditions, moved to live in the so-called American houses that were not warm enough, etc. In 1891 Russia refused to prolong this rather profitable contract fearing total Americanization of the natives.
In 1928 the Aleut National District was established on the Commander Islands, with its centre in Nikolskoye, Bering Island.
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 USSR part 1.3 - English
According to him, in the spring of that year, a polar bear was carried to the islands on sea ice.
We got to the islands next evening, but the sea was too rough to get to the shore, so we spent one more night on board.
On Kuril Islands it is not used, and once I saw three passengers fall into the sea while trying to walk from their ship to a landing barge.
dinets.travel.ru /ebear1-3.htm   (2356 words)

 Ducie Island -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The island is 325 miles (523 km) east of Pitcairn at, and has an area of two and a half square miles (6 km²); it's one and a half miles long, northeast to southwest, and about one mile wide.
It is about twelve feet in height and the few trees there grow to about fourteen feet at the most.
Ducie Island was discovered by Captain Edward Edwards in the ((Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils) Pandora while searching for the (Click link for more info and facts about mutineers from the Bounty) mutineers from the Bounty.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/Du/Ducie_Island.htm   (149 words)

 Status etter fredning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mammals of the Commander Islands and the surrounding sea.
E. Interspecies relation of the polar fox (Alopex lagopus L.) and the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca L.) during the breeding season in the Vrangel Island.
Prestrud, P., Krogsrud, J. and Gjertz, I. The occurrence of rabies in the Svalbard Islands of Norway.
www.fjellrev.no /fakta/referanser_scrol.html   (4782 words)

 bp conservation programme
The project analysed the use of fur seal rookeries by arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) and assessed the conservation of relict Alopex populations on Mednyi and Bering Islands, in the Commander Islands, North Pacific.
On Mednyi, foxes were concentrated around the South-east Rookery, but this was not due to use of the rookery as a food source.
The team concluded that fox densities on Mednyi were low away from the well-visited south-east area; that the introduction of dogs to Mednyi should be carefully controlled; and that more stringent protection should be afforded to the south-east of Mednyi, which lies in the reserve buffer zone.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Different origin of the settlers was reflected in both the linguistic and cultural distinctions of the two islands.
The pioneer settlers of the Commander Islands inherited the art of manufacturing leather boats, coats of bird skins and sea lion guts, and baskets and mats of grass from the traditional culture.
The Nikolskoye village (Bering Island, founded in 1826) and Preobrazhenskoye village (Mednyi Island) are the largest settlements on the Commander Islands.
home.comcast.net /~mishkabear/island/people1.htm   (305 words)

 Komandorski Islands -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The islands consist of (Click link for more info and facts about Bering Island) Bering Island, (Click link for more info and facts about Mednyi Island) Mednyi Island, and two small islets.
The inhabitants, Russians and (The language spoken by the Aleut people) Aleuts, fish and hunt (Any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head) whales and other marine mammals.
Most of the Aleuts inhabiting Bering Island came from (Click link for more info and facts about Atka Island) Atka Island and those who lived on Mednyi Island came from (Click link for more info and facts about Attu Island) Attu Island.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/K/Ko/Komandorski_Islands.htm   (219 words)

 Bibliography: Steller Sea Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Predation by sharks on pinnipeds at the Farallon Islands.
Chelnokov, F. Orazmnozhenii sivuchei na yugv-vostochnom lezhbische ocmrova Mednyi [Reproduction of sea lions on the southeastern rookery of Mednyi Island.] [In Russ.and Engl.] Izvestiya of the Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO) 92:190-192.
mednyi (komandorskie o-va) [The population dynamics of sea lions on the southeastern fur seal rookery on Mednyi Island (Commander Islands).] [In Russian] Morskie Mlekopitayushchie.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /AlaskaEcosystems/sslhome/Biblio1.htm   (12110 words)

 The arctic fox and its exploitation by man
The arctic fox is found in coastal and inland arctic and alpine tundra, in the arctic regions of Eurasia, North America, Greenland, and Iceland.
One is the subspecies Alopex lagopus semenovi on Mednyi Island (Commander Islands, Russia), which was reduced by some 85-90%, to around 90 animals, as a result of mange caused by an ear tick introduced by dogs in the 1970’s (Goltsman et al.
The main threat to the Mednyi island population is the mange infection (see under Status).
www.zoologi.su.se /research/alopex/the_arctic_fox.htm   (2734 words)

 Mednyi Island Definition / Mednyi Island Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mednyi Island (Russian Ostrov Mednyi or "Copper Island"), sometimes named in English Copper Island, is one of two islands in the Komandorski IslandsThe Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
The island was uninhabited until the early 19th century, when AleutsThe Aleuts (self-denomination: Unangan) are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
The homeland of the Aleuts includes the Aleutian Islands, the Pribilof Islands, the Shumagin Islands, and the far western part of the Alaska Peninsula....
www.elresearch.com /Mednyi_Island   (206 words)

 Mednyi Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mednyi Island (Russian Ostrov Mednyi or "Copper Island"), sometimes called in English Copper Island, is one of two islands in the Komandorski Islands east of Russia.
The only settlement on the island is Preobrazhenskoye.
The article about Mednyi Island contains information related to Mednyi Island.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Mednyi_Island   (92 words)

 British Columbia Commander Islands Nature and Preservation Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Commander Islands, located in the Bering Sea, are a unique and culturally diverse part of the world, but they are in danger of being lost to future generations.
It is a synthesis of the ancient culture of the Aleutian Islands, and the culture of the Russian colonists, and the Creole population of Russian America.
Among them are harbor seals, sea otters, Arctic foxes (sub-species from Mednyi Island), almost all whale species, glaucous-winged gulls, red-legged kittiwakes, peregrine falcons, gyrfalcons, and emperor geese.
az.com /~katrinat/island   (237 words)

 The MODIS Snow/Ice Global Mapping Project
The Commander Islands, in Russian "Komandorskiye Ostrova," float east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea.
The islands - Bering island in the west and Mednyi Island in the east - support a small population of Russians and Aleuts that supports itself on fishing and hunting whales.
Bering Island lies on the International Timeline, and both tend to be foggy and experience earthquakes.
modis-snow-ice.gsfc.nasa.gov /050305is.html   (139 words)

 WWF | Travel with WWF
En route to the island we spotted a massive swarm of northern fulmars breeding on a small islet near Chirpoy as geologist Geoff Renner spoke over the PA system about the unique geology of this highly volcanic region.
Of the varied flora on the island, particularly attractive to naturalist Kevin Clement was the blooming white flowers of the Kamchatka white rhododendron, endemic to the region.
When the boats got closer to the island we discovered that we were downwind from the rookery, as the stringent aroma, a mixture of sea lion breath and droppings, wafted over the boats.
www.worldwildlife.org /travel/dispatches/dispatch_fire_ice01.cfm   (6498 words)

 Chapter 20: The Whiskered Auklet
Spaces between beach boulders, talus slopes and cliff crevices of the western Aleutians, the Komandorskie and Kuril Islands harbor the nests of the Whiskered Auklet.
It is said to be common on Mednyi of the Komandorskie Islands, and about 1,500 breeding pairs associate with other auklet species on Buldir Island in the outer Aleutians.
The islands in the outer Aleutians where the larger colonies of Whiskered Auklets are found have not been used for fox farming and although falcons may take a few, the more populous species are most frequently preyed upon.
promises.freeshell.org /auks/chapter20.html   (886 words)

 homepage of Vladimir Dinets-Whales part 3
Kuril Islands (taken by Russia in 1945) are one of the best places - most species, except for those wintering in Japanese waters, have completely recovered.
Bering I. Commander Islands, the Russian part of Aleutian chain, are one of the most remote island groups in the North Pacific.
The area around the island is a good place to look for bowhead whales from late June to early September.
dinets.travel.ru /whales3.htm   (716 words)

 Notes on Beringia 99 Presentations
In 1996 the north coast of the island was surveyed; in 1997 the south side from Gambell to Punik Island was surveyed.
The flora and fauna is similar on St. Lawrence Island and on the opposing Chukotka coast.
The islands are washed by the warm Kurosiva current that comes from the Sea of Japan that is why the ocean is free of ice around the Commanders all year round.
www.nps.gov /akso/beringia/berinotesaug00.htm   (13102 words)

 Category:Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
List of islands in the East China Sea
List of islands in the South China Sea
This page was last modified 17:57, 27 May 2005.
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 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Alopex lagopus
The Arctic fox was also introduced to previously isolated islands in the Aleutian chain at the end of the 19th century by fur industry (Bailey 1992).
Exceptions are Fennoscandia, Mednyi Island (Russia) and Pribilof Islands, where populations are at critically low levels.
On the Pribilof Islands, fox populations are now low and appear to be declining further.
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Today, scientists only recognize three subspecies of the Arctic Fox, two of which are native to the solitary Commander Islands.
The blue phase presents itself to a small population of the Arctic Foxes born inland.
On the Island of Mednyi mange affects the Arctic Fox.
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 Marijuana.Com Marijuana Seeds & Drug Test Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the
Most of the Aleuts inhabiting Bering Island came from Atka Island and those who lived on Mednyi Island came from
Battle of the Komandorski Islands took place in the open sea about 160 km (100 mi) south of the islands. /wiki/Commander_Islands   (165 words)

Sunset - The jagged edge: San Francisco's Farallon Islands are mysterious, wild, and remote, but a new book has put them in the spotlight.
January 1, 2004 -- The United States Virgin Islands are an attractive holiday destination for anyone who enjoys beautiful white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and...
These islands are located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a five-hour ferry ri
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 Arctic Fox
At the turn of the 20th century, the population had dropped due to overhunting, as their fur was bringing in a very high price, and the population has not increased in the last 100 years.
A subspecies of Arctic fox, Alopex lagopus semenovi, which is found on Mednyi Island (Commander Islands, Russia) is also considered endangered.
The population was reduced to around 90 animals as a result of mange caused by ear ticks.
www.robstewartphotography.com /facts/Arcticfox.asp?i_id=432   (669 words)

 hunting whales | hunting whales Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The islands are a relatively small place and there are a lot of hardships there.
The economy of both the Makah and Nootka people, who lived in the area of Vancouver Island off the Northwest Coast, was based on hunting whales.
An island of sailors and boats, Bequia used to be an active whaling station, though the tradition of hunting whales in small open boats using hand thrown harpoons is dying out.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He is devoted to preserving these unique and pristine islands in the Bering Sea.
Providing financial support for repairing and recreating on Mednyi Island (Gladkovskaia Bay), an International Scientific Laboratory, which will monitor and control the condition of the ecosystem in this unique part of the Northern Pacific.
Providing financial support for the special expedition programs, which help protect endangered species on the Islands, such as unique subspecies of Arctic Fox on Mednyi Island, and sea otters, Steller's sea lions and local subspecies of peregrine falcon.
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 Bibliography: Steller Sea Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Steller sea lion investigations at Marmot Island, 1979.
Fiscus, C. Steller sea lions at Ugamak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, June 1989.
Steller sea lion investigations at Sugarloaf Island, Alaska, 1978.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /AlaskaEcosystems/sslhome/biblio1.htm   (12110 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Mednyy vsadnik [The Bronze Horseman]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alexander [Aleksandr] Pushkin wrote the finest of his narrative poems, Mednyi vsadnik [The Bronze Horseman] in 1833, although only the prologue was published in his lifetime; the full version first appeared only in 1841.
Before him in the square stands the unshakeable statue of the founder of the city, Peter the Great, rearing up on his bronze steed.
But soon afterwards he is dead, his body having been washed up on a bleak little island and deposited on the threshold of a ruined little house.
www.litencyc.com /php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=11208   (1302 words)

A quantitative scuba-diving survey of the sublittoral macro-benthos at subantarctic Marion Island.
The benthic Crustacea of subantarctic Marion and Prince Edward Islands: Illustrated key to the species and results of the 1982-1989, University of Cape Town surveys.
OROMI, P., J.L.MARTIN, A.L. MEDINA and I. The evolution of the hypogean fauna in the Canary Islands.
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