The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Cape Krusenstern National Monument (Cape Krusenstern)

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Cape Krusenstern National Monument (Cape Krusenstern) – a US National Monument, located 80 km northwest of the town of Kotzebue on the shores of Chukchi Sea, Alaska, USA. The area is 262.7 ha. It was unveiled in 1978. A wide coastal strip is composed of 114 parallel limestone slopes and ridges, which form the coastline of the Chukchi Sea. In autumn, this variable landscape of alternating lagoons and coasts attracts many birds. The only inhabited point here is a hunting base in Anigaaq near coastal ridges.
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