Talan Island (Russia)

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Talan Island cruise port

Region
Asia

Coordinates
59.32173 N, 149.08402 E

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Talan Island is located in Sea of Okhotsk (Russia), approx 11 km (7 ml) to the north of Spafaryev Island's northern tip. The island is round-shaped, with diameter 2 km (1,2 ml).

Talan Island (Russia)

  • Spafaryev Island is a large double island, approx 7 km (4 ml) east of Antamlan / Taman Peninsula (Krasnodar Krai, mainland Russia). Administratively, these islands are part of Magadan Oblast (Russian Federation).
  • Spafaryev Islands are composed of two isles joined via narrow landspit - with width less than 750 m (2460 ft). The northern Ryabokon Island is roughly triangular. It is the larger one, being 9 km (5,6 ml) long and having a maximum width of 5 km (3,1 ml). Spafaryev Island is at the southern end and is roughly shovel-shaped. It is 7 km (4,3 ml) long and with max width of 4,5 km (2,8 ml).
  • Spafaryev Islands were named to honour Imperial Russian Navy officer Leontiy Spafaryev (1765–1847) Russian Lighthouse Administration's Director and Russian Admiralty's cartographer. Between 1853-1861, Spafaryev Islands were frequently visited by American whaleships hunting for bowhead whales. Spafaryev Island was called Fog Island, while Talan Island was called Green Island. Boats were sent ashore to search for whales.
  • Large colonies of seabirds nest on Talan Island in the spring and summer, including over 1 million crested auklet, several hundred thousand horned and tufted puffins, tens of thousands black-legged kittiwakes, thousands of ancient murrelets and parakeet auklets. Common murre nest here and during summer little auks congregate on Talan. Steller's sea eagle prey on the seabirds.

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