Hazy Islands Wilderness

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Hazy Islands Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Hazy Islet.jpg
Hazy Islet, Hazy Islands Wilderness
Location Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, USA
Nearest city Edna Bay, Alaska
Coordinates 55°53′N 134°35′W / 55.883°N 134.583°W / 55.883; -134.583Coordinates: 55°53′N 134°35′W / 55.883°N 134.583°W / 55.883; -134.583
Area 32 acres (13 ha)
Established 1970
Governing body US Fish and Wildlife Service

Hazy Islands Wilderness is a 32-acre (13 ha) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was first established as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1912, and officially designated as Wilderness in 1970 by the United States Congress.[1] The islands are part of the Gulf of Alaska unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and are located west of Coronation Island in the Alaska Panhandle area. Hazy Islands Wilderness comprises five small islands and is home to 10 species of birds, including Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).[2]

Gulls and sea lions at Hazy Islands Wilderness

References

  1. ^ US Fish & Wildlife Service - Alaska Image Library
  2. ^ GORP - Hazy Islands Wilderness Area

The name for the islands in the Tlingit language is Deikee Noow, which can be translated as Outer (Deikee) Fort (Noow), although the word "noow" is also the name for a treeless rock formation. It figures into the "Raven Cycle' story of when Yéil (Raven) stole freshwater from Gánóok (Petrel).

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