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August 14, 2001 Souvenir Album:

St. Matthew Island and Hall Island


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St. Matthew Island

sea mounts

Sea mounts from the shore of St. Matthew Island. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

baleen

A young gray whale skeleton that had washed ashore, notice the baleen. Baleen is used to filter plankton. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

lemming

A brown lemming outside the entrance to his nest. Lemming networks crisscrossed the tundra on St. Matthew. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

Hall Island

murres on cliff

Common murres and thick-billed murres nest near each other on a cliff at Hall Island. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

murres on cliff

Common murres nesting on a cliff at Hall Island. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

sea lion faces

Juvenile male Steller Sea Lions curiously investigate the Zodiacs off of Hall Island. Steller Sea Lions live in coastal waters of the North Pacific and have breeding rookeries throughout the region. Hall Island is a haul-out area for juvenile males, they can weight more than a ton. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

sea lion heads

A large group of Steller Sea Lions swims together watching and playfully following the Zodiacs. Steller Sea Lion numbers have declined since the 1970s and the species was listed as threatened on the Endangered Species Act in 1990. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).


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