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(17 July) Kolyuchin Island is a small island in the Chukchi Sea. It is only 11 km from the northern shore of the Chukotka Peninsula. Its latitude is 67° 28' N and its longitude 174° 37' W. This island is 4.5 km (2.8m) in length and its maximum width is 1.5 km (.93m). It is covered with tundra vegetation and has colonies of thick-billed murres, kittiwakes, Pelagic or Baird’s cormorants as well as two varieties of puffins. This was one of our adventures where we left the ship at midnight and explored the island between 1-2AM, full light, land of midnight sun!

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