Bogoslof Island


Bogoslof Island

Bogoslof Island (Aĝasaaĝux̂ [Bergsland, K "Aleut Dictionary" Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1994] ) is the summit of a largely submarine stratovolcano located in the Bering Sea in the U.S. state of Alaska, 50 km (31 mi) behind the main Aleutian volcanic arc. It has a land area of 0.701 km² (173.23 acres) and is unpopulated. The peak elevation of the island is 150 m (492 ft). It last erupted in 1992.

In 1909 President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Bogoslof and neighboring Fire Island as a sanctuary for sea lions and nesting marine birds. They are now part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. In November 1967, the island was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service. The islands were added to the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1970.

ee also

*Bogoslof Wilderness
*List of National Natural Landmarks

ources

* [http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/dds/dds-40/ Volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands-Selected Photographs]
* [http://www.avo.alaska.edu/index.php Alaska Volcano Observatory]
* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-tree_id=4001&-transpose=N&-redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=100$10000US020160001001069&-search_results=01000US&-_showChild=Y&-format=&-_lang=en&-show_geoid=Y Bogoslof Island: Block 1069, Census Tract 1, Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska] United States Census Bureau

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