Bogoslof Island


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Bogoslof Island

(bō`gəslôf), volcanic islet, c.1.2 mi (.75 km) long, SW Alaska, Aleutian Islands, in the Bering Sea, 61 mi (98 km) NW of UnalaskaUnalaska
, rugged island, 30 mi (48 km) long, off SW Alaska, one of the largest Aleutian Islands. Visited (c.1759) by Russian explorers, the island was a center of Russian fur trade until it was superseded by Kodiak.
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. The island first appeared in 1796 and has grown and changed shape as a result of eruptions that have recurred irregularly into the 21st cent. Bogoslof, also known as Agasagook, is a breeding site for seabirds, seals, and sea lions.
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The range is also extended 100 km eastward from the Bogoslof Island Albatross records.
During the 346 survey days in the eastern Aleutians in June-September 2002-2004, the largest number of pinniped sightings was of northern fur seals (375 sightings), which were frequently encountered as single individuals resting at the surface, or were observed on the rookery at Bogoslof Island. Steller sea lions (124 sightings) were counted during our repeated monitoring of rookeries and haulouts in the region, resulting in a relatively large average group size (53.4 sea lions) but were encountered only occasionally off the rookeries.
Coast Guard was notified of a 738-foot Malaysian bulk carrier adrift off of the Aleutian Chain near Bogoslof Island. The Selendang Ayu was laden with 60,000 tons of soybeans, and carrying 440,000 gallons of bunker fuel and 18,000 gallons of diesel oil.
EEZ were the same population and that the area around Bogoslof Island was thought to be the principal spawning area for the Aleutian Basin pollock stock (Dawson, 1989).
You'll see alpine flowers, teeming bird and animal life, and an ancient volcano on Gareloi, and visit a national wildlife refuge on Bogoslof Island.
For example, large, prespawning aggregations of pollock have been surveyed around Bogoslof Island every year since 1988 in the winter (Honkalehto et al.
Results of the echo Integration-trawl survey of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcograma) conducted on the southeastern Bering Sea shelf and in the southeastern Aleutian Basin near Bogoslof Island in February and March 2002.
Seeking other sources of roe, the joint-venture fishery moved to another large spawning assemblage of pollock near Bogoslof Island in the eastern Aleutian Basin of the BSAI region.
In the BSAI region prior to 1987 (when the spawning assemblage near Bogoslof Island was first exploited), the pollock fishery was conducted primarily in July-September when about 50% of the landings were taken (Fig.
In the interim, the NMFS proposed closing statistical area 518, the area surrounding Bogoslof Island (where 30% and 60% of the BSAI pollock "A" season TAC was caught in 1990 and 1991, respectively), to directed pollock fishing in 1992.
In total, nine samples were collected from 1977 through 1999: six from each of the major spawning aggregations shown in Figure 1, and three samples that were interannual replicates from Prince William Sound (PWS), Shelikof Strait (SHEL), and Bogoslof Island (BOG).
Temporal change in genetic variation: Bogoslof Island, Shelikof Strait, and Prince William Sound