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Nunivak

(no͞o`nĭvăk), island, c.1,700 sq mi (4,400 sq km), off W Alaska, in the Bering Sea. It is the second largest island in the Bering Sea. Fogbound most of the year, Nunivak is covered with low vegetation and has a small Eskimo population engaged in hunting and fishing. Reindeer and musk oxen have been introduced as part of a national wildlife refuge there. The island was discovered in 1821 by Russian explorers.

Nunivak

 

an island in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, belonging to the USA. It has an area of 4,500 sq km and maximum elevation of 511 m (Mount Roberts). The vegetative cover consists of subarctic meadows. The chief occupations are reindeer herding and the breeding of musk-oxen. The main settlement is Mekoryuk, with 250 inhabitants in 1970. It was discovered by the Russian admiral M. N. Vasil’ev in 1821.

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represents the villages of the lower Yukon River, the central and lower Kuskokwim River, Nunivak Island, and the Bering Sea coast from the mouth of the Yukon River south to Cape Newenham.
NQC = northern Queen Charlotte Islands, NI = Nagai Island, UP = Unimak Pass, PI = Nunivak Island (central Bering Sea).
Sea ice in the vicinity of Nunivak Island was surveyed on 17 and 18 April (Fig.
Ice conditions varied from 90% ice coverage around Barrow to predominately open seas with only bands of ice in the northern Bering Sea and open water south of Nunivak Island.
The Bering Sea which surrounds Nunivak Island strongly influences the climate of the island.
The next business venture proposed was an eco tourism venture that would involve outdoor adventure and education on Nunivak Island.
Knitting began in 1968 when a textile specialist for the project brought a supply of the rare yarn to Mekoryuk, the only village on Nunivak Island.
Sixteen muskoxen from Nunivak Island were taken to LARS in April 1980 to establish that herd (White et al.
The two Pribilof Islands groups move farther north to the vicinity of Nunivak Island.
For example, he says, "On New Year's Eve, we flew 110 reindeer from Nunivak Island to Anchorage," for delivery by truck to Texas.
Lawrence Island and, across from Bethel, Nelson and Nunivak islands.
And in Western Alaska, particularly Nelson and Nunivak islands, herring is a major subsistence resource, making up about 40 percent of the local population's diet.