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 Shumagin Islands Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Shumagin Islands is a group of 20 islands in the Aleutians East Borough south of the mainland of Alaska, USA, at 54°54'–55°20' North 159°15'–160°45' West.
The total land area is 1,192.369 km² (460.376 sq mi) and their total population as of the 2000 census was 953 persons, almost entirely in the city of Sand Point, on Popof Island.
The Shumagin Islands were named after one of the sailors on Vitus Bering's 1741 expedition to the arctic seas who died.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Shumagin_Islands.html   (251 words)

 Stepovak-Shumagin Set Net Assn. v. Alaska Board of Fisheries (12/9/94), 886 P 2d 632
It was informed that in 1989-91 the Shumagin Islands had been closed to purse seiners in July due to the presence of immature salmon.
Most of the stocks that are caught in the Shumagin Islands area are migrating to other areas within the management area or outside the management area and there are other locations within the management area that are available to harvest.
Areas where the opening was delayed until July 20 include other portions of the Shumagin Islands Section of the Southeastern District, areas of the Southcentral District excluding all waters of the Pavlof Bay Section north of Black Point, and the Southwestern District excluding Cold Bay, Thin Point, Morzhovoi Bay and the Unimak District.
www.touchngo.com /sp/html/sp-4155.htm   (7249 words)

 Shumagin Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The principle island is Unga Island (55°16'N, 160°39'W) with an area of 121 km² and inhabited by 8.000 people, lifing in Unga City, the principal and single town on the Islands.
The islands are located in an area of heavy earthquakes, the last big with an magnitude of 7.7 on the open Richter scale was in 1987.
The Shumagin Islands were first discovered systematicly by the both Baltic Germans under the government of the Zar of Russia Tschirikov and Bastell in 1725.
community.middlebury.edu /~scs/docs/Schippke/shumag.html   (472 words)

 Canoecopia ---   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
His latest assault was on the Shumagin Islands archipelago, which consists of about 22 treeless volcanic islands located near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula in Northern Pacific Ocean.
The area is known for one of the worst marine weather around the globe, because of its location on the collision of warmer Pacific Ocean and cold Bering Sea weather systems.
The rough weather around the islands was quite a challenge, but they were able to observe fantastic seascape and an incredible variety of marine wildlife, including a remarkable comeback of nearly extinct sea otters.
www.rutabaga.com /canoecopia/speaker.asp?spid=146&year=2005&print=true   (168 words)

 Shumagin Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Shumagin Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Shumagin Islands contains research on
Shumagin Islands, References, Islands of Alaska and Archipelagoes.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Shumagin_Islands   (175 words)

 Journals- Elaine Paulishak, July 23: Research Experiences: ARMADA Project 2006/2007
On this expedition, the plan was to reach the Shumagin Islands and continue to collect data for updating nautical charts.
As the ship "mows" back and forth along the survey area, the multibeam transducer is sending signals and the scientists in the plot room are receiving the data on the computer.
As I entered the bridge, I was facing part of the Shumagin Islands known as the Haystacks; on the port side was Andronica Island and on the starboard side were the Nagai Islands.
www.armadaproject.org /journals/2006-2007/paulishak/7-23.htm   (551 words)

 Shumagin Islands Likely Site for Next Major Earthquake, Alaska Science Forum
The line segments crossing the arc indicate the directions of relative motion as the North Pacific plate underthrusts the North American plate beneath the Bering Sea.
It is believed that, over the years, the pattern of strain should fill in more-or-less uniformly along the entire system.
In Alaska, the primary concern should probably be for the damage to oil rigs as drilling progresses further to the south.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF6/628.html   (515 words)

 Cruise West: Ring of Fire
The remote reaches of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and the distant and isolated Kuril Islands have fired the imagination of explorers and traders for centuries.
Attu is the last island in the Aleutians, the most remote and rarely-visited area of the United States.
Ptichi means “bird” in Russian and tiny Ptichi Island is a birder’s delight, with tufted puffins, cormorants, guillemots, common murres, and fl-legged kittiwakes among the resident bird populations.
www.cruisewest.com /destinations/grand_asia/ring_of_fire_2007.aspx   (3902 words)

 The Aleutians
Actually, we now had arrived to the Aleutians, because Unimak is the first island of the chain.
And the abbreviation - Alaska - became to mean a wast area beyond the cultural and lingual borders of the Aleuts.
We stopped on Shumagin Islands for three nights, but not because of bad weather, like on our way west.
www.kristiina.kaapeli.fi /log29.htm   (2316 words)

 Wolfgang Brinck Boats
To the east, it was the Shumagin islands.
To the north, it was the Pribilov Islands.
He travelled to the Shumagin islands by ship as well, but then visited individual villages in the Islands and on the Alaskan penninsula by baidarka.
www.wolfgangbrinck.com /boats/baidarka/veniaminov.html   (511 words)

 Natural Resources - Publications
A phytosociological study of the dwarf shrub heath tundra of Simeonof Wilderness, Shumagin Islands, southwestern Alaska.
Numerical classification of the coastal vegetation of Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Contribution to the knowledge of the lichen flora of Hagemeister Island, Bering Sea, Alaska.
www.r7.fws.gov /nwr/nr/publications.htm   (490 words)

 alaska glacier tours, alaska glacier adventures, alaska travel, alaska travel vacations
The village of Unga, on the island of the same name, is now uninhabited, abandoned in 1969.
The name Shumagin was given to this group of over a dozen islands by members of Vitus Bering’s expedition to honor one of their own who died there.
One of the island’s more unique features is the abundance of ancient petrified wood along the shoreline.
www.discoverak.com /a_shumagin_islands.htm   (228 words)

 USGS Open-File Report 99-136   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Northeastern Unga Island and northwestern Popof Island are underlain by flat-lying andesitic lava flows of the Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks.
The prominent hill near the center of Unga Island is a Miocene dome encircled by carapace breccia and tuff; the encircling escarpment is artificially enhanced by the imaging process.
The subcircular area of rugged topography, which extends from the center of Unga Island to the east shore, is underlain by high-silica andesitic lava flows and intrusive sills and domes.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /open-file/of99-136   (1464 words)

 Tilt and Seismicity Changes in the Shumagin Seismic Gap -- BEAVAN et al. 222 (4621): 322 -- Science
14 February 1983 earthquake sequence in the Shumagin Islands, Alaska.
Strain Accumulation in the Shumagin and Yakataga Seismic Gaps, Alaska.
Seismicity patterns (1963-1983) as stress indicators in the Shumagin seismic gap, Alaska.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/222/4621/322   (304 words)

 Alaska04Bering Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The cliffs, pinnacles and rocky shorelines of the Pribilof Islands and St. Matthew are home to walrus, fur seals, and literally millions of seabirds.
In the remote and rarely visited Shumagin Islands, step ashore by Zodiac to view the petrified remains of a 40-million-year-old metasequoia forest.
Here on Unalaska Island in the Aleutians, sightseeing includes the oldest Russian Orthodox cruciform-style church in North America, the Museum of the Aleutians, the War Museum, and the Grand Aleutian Hotel.
www.travelearn.com /alaska04bering_main.htm   (1415 words)

 IngentaConnect Abundance and mtDNA differentiation of humpback whales (Megaptera...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
To extend research westward in the North Pacific, small-boat surveys were conducted near the Shumagin Islands during the summers of 1999–2002.
Individual identification photographs were used in mark–recapture analysis to estimate abundance for the Shumagin Island region.
The haplogroup frequencies and migratory destinations of individuals suggested an affinity with the Hawaiian wintering ground but data are insufficient to associate whales off the Shumagin Islands with any surveyed breeding ground.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/nrc/cjz/2004/00000082/00000008/art00021   (628 words)

 Accent Alaska - Aleutian Island Chain in Bering Sea
The Aleutian Chain is a 1,300 mile long string of volcanic islands that extends from the Alaska Peninsula west to Kamchatka.
Our Alaskan stock image library contains photos of these historic island locations, the Aleut cultural communities, and the commercial fishing industries that are the life of this entire chain.
The high quality professional stock photography of puffin sea birds and walrus both come from the Aleutian Chain and surrounding islands.
www.accentalaska.com /aleutian.html   (104 words)

 Circumpolar Expeditions -Travel to Alaska, Russian Far East, Siberia, and Arctic and even to the North Pole.
Most residents have relocated to the new community of San Point, which is on neighboring Shumagin Island.
Amaknak Island and Unalaska Island are connected by a bridge.
Adak Island was chosen as the site of an airfield and flight operations began in September 1942.
www.arctictravel.net /ringofire.html   (1698 words)

 ExpeditionTrips.com: Trip Details Page
Summary: The Bering Sea voyage offers you the opportunity to explore some of the most remote islands and scenic anchorages that are found along the Alaskan and Russian coastline.
Watch for views of the 8,200 foot Pavlov Volcano at these remote, rugged islands south of the Alaska Peninsula.
Today the Spirit of Oceanus explores remote islands and shores of the Yukon Delta or Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuges at such places as St. Matthew Island, Hall Island or Nunivak.
www.expeditiontrips.com /search/trip.asp?tripid=1331   (535 words)

 Welcome to Alaska's Digital Archive
In 1747 fur traders reach the Near Islands in the Aleutians, and by 1759 are trading with Natives on Umnak and Unalaska islands in the Eastern Aleutians.
Russians took Unangan/Aleuts to the islands to hunt the Northern Fur Seals that breed there, and later moved families to the islands to live permanently.
1970 The village on the steep cliffs of King Island southeast of the Bering Strait is abandoned.
vilda.alaska.edu /site-templates/timeline.html   (7785 words)

 Shumagin Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shumagin Islands is a group of 20 islands in the Aleutians East Borough south of the mainland of Alaska, USA, at 54°54'–55°20' North 159°15'–160°45' West.
The total land area is 1,192.369 km² (460.376 sq mi) and their total population as of the 2000 census was 953 persons, almost entirely in the city of Sand Point, on Popof Island.
The Shumagin Islands were named after one of the sailors on Vitus Bering's 1741 expedition to the arctic seas who died.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shumagin_Islands   (153 words)

 Spirit of Oceanus - Luxury expedition cruises of Asia and Alaska. Inviting cultures and wildlife discovery!
This modern community in Alaska's Aleutian Islands are situated between Asia, North America and Europe.
Adak Island lies on the great circle navigation routes for both marine and air transport...halfway between Seattle and Japan, 1300 miles southwest of Anchorage, 1400 miles from Magadan in Eastern Russia and close to the natural resources of the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island.
In Alaska, that means the Gulf of Alaska and the remote vastness of the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Sea.
www.alvoyages.com /ships/spirit-of-oceanus/85/599   (2219 words)

They hunt ptarmigan on the island, and hunt moose, bear and caribou on the mainland.
In most years the Shumagin Corporation sells a limited number of licenses to take a bison from its herd.
Unga Island already supported a handful of hardrock mines, offshoots of an original discovery in 1884 by George C. King.
www.shumagin.com /Pages/History.html   (1407 words)

 Shumagin Islands, AK - Discount Cruises, Last-Minute Cruises, Short Notice Cruises - Vacations To Go
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In the remote and rarely visited Shumagin Islands, step ashore to view the petrified remains of a 40-million-year-old metasequoia forest.
www.vacationstogo.com /cruise_port/Shumagin_Islands__AK.cfm   (252 words)

 EarthRef.org Reference Database (ERR) -- Zheng et al. 1996
Deformation associated with the earthquake cycle in the Shumagin Islands segment of the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone is analyzed with the use of a two-dimensional finite element model.
It is tailored to the geometry of the Shumagin Islands region, by using seismicity to define the position of the interplate interface and (partially) coupled region along it.
Based on the seismic estimates of the location of the coupled zone, this region is in the area of the Shumagin Islands.
earthref.org /cgi-bin/err.cgi?n=41227   (370 words)

 Alaska magazine | Sand Point JOURNEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Sand Point is situated on Popof Island in the Shumagins, south of the Alaska Peninsula.
Here, just south of the Alaska Peninsula in the Shumagin Islands, commercial fishing isn’t just an industry, it’s a lifestyle with roots as deep as the sea.
Area M commercial fishermen are required to stop fishing when their incidental catch of chum salmon bound for western Alaska is too high.
www.alaskamagazine.com /stories/0402/feature_sandpoint.shtml   (1605 words)

 Journals- Elaine Paulishak, July 18: Research Experiences: ARMADA Project 2006/2007
The mission of this expedition, otherwise known as the "Plan of the Leg" was to collect hydrographic data to update nautical charts of the Shumagin Islands.
The ship, the Fairweather would transit from Kodiak Island, along the Aleutian Island chain to where the Shumagin Islands were located.
Moving toward the west, you can see the Aleutian Island chain and the port of Dutch Harbor.
www.armadaproject.org /journals/2006-2007/paulishak/7-18.htm   (929 words)

 Cultural Change in the Aleutian Islands
Have a student measure the distance between the easternmost and the westernmost of the islands.
Mark the Shumagin Islands on your map (the group of islands northeast of Sanak Island, off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula).
In fact, these islands were the setting of an advanced and innovative culture whose members were expert at using resources in all parts of the environment: the sea, the land, and the intertidal area in between.
www.ankn.uaf.edu /ANCR/Aleut/CulturalChange/section1-5.htm   (9094 words)

 stab97   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The large bird in the center of the photo is a juvenile Short-tailed Albatross.
It was banded on the left leg with a bright red ring and was located near the Shumagin Islands, west of Kodiak Island.
This is one of 14 different sightings of Short-tailed Albatross seen in 1997 during IPHC research trips in Alaska.
www.iphc.washington.edu /staff/tracee/stab97.html   (252 words)

 Print On Demand Charts Special Offer 20% off on Water Resistant Charts $19.20 (POD) Alaska-Peninsula-Spencer - (800) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Sanak Island and Sandman Reefs, Northeast Harbor, Peterson and Salmon Bays, Sanak Harbor
Kodiak Island - Cape Ikolik to Cape Kuliuk
Kodiak Island - Cape Alitak to Cape Ikolik
www.mdnautical.com /ogalaskaspencer.htm   (308 words)

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