Shumshu


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Shumshu

 

an island in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, situated between the Kamchatka Peninsula and Paramushir Island, separating the First and Second Kuril Straits. The maximum elevation is 189 m. The island has thickets of dwarf alder and cedar, as well as oceanic meadows.

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Distribution and migrations of the rock sole, Lepidopsetta bilineata bilineata, in the region of the Okhotsk Sea coast of Paramushir and Shumshu Islands.
the two mentioned islands (Shumshu and Paramushir) travel there in their boats for the harvest of Steller sea lions and seals, which are in high abundance there." The distance to Atlasov Island from Lopatka Cape or the Shumshu Islands is over "40 versts" (about 46 km), and the weather in the region under survey is largely misty.