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Seal Islands
Russian Orthodox priest with native congregation, Seal Islands, Alaska, ca 1905 (COBB 359).jpeg
Russian Orthodox priest and members of his congregation, ca. 1905
Geography
Location Bering Sea
Length 7 mi (11 km)
Administration
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Additional information
Time zone
  • AKST (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST)
ZIP code 99...
Area code +1 907

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.

Etymology

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.

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