Seal Islands (Aleutians East)

Seal Islands Archipelago
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Elevation 3 m (10 ft) [1]
Coordinates 56°40′39″N 159°24′35″W / 56.67750°N 159.40972°W / 56.67750; -159.40972Coordinates: 56°40′39″N 159°24′35″W / 56.67750°N 159.40972°W / 56.67750; -159.40972 [1]
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Length 7 mi (11 km) [1]
Timezone AKST (UTC-9)
 - summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99...
Area code +1 907
USGS GNIS 1409191
Topo map USGS Alaska
Location of Seal Islands in Alaska

The Seal Islands are a group of 12/+ islands in the Bering Sea, trending northeast 7 miles (11 km), close to the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Port Heiden, Alaska Airfield; Bristol Bay Low.[1]


The Seal Islands appear as "Ostrova Nerpichoi," meaning "Seal Islands" on Russian maps. They were given their name by Captain Mikhail Dmitrievich Tebenkov, who charted the Northwest Coasts of America (1852, map 24), IRN. They appeared for the first time as "Seal Islands" on an USBF chart in 1888.[1]


General references

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