The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Seahorse Islands

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_458

Seahorse Islands – (“seahorse” is an old name of the walrus) – a chain of long and narrow sandy islands in western North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. S. I. is located between Peard and the Chukchi Sea, 1.7 km east of Point Franklin. The length of the island is around 5 km; the highest point of the island is 2 m. The shape of the island changes every year.

S. I. was named in 1826 by Royal Navy Captain F. W. Beechey.

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