Close. Distant. Medny

20 Apr — 2017

Have a look at the map and you may think, that Medny Island – the second largest of the Commander Islands – is very close to Bering Island.  Meanwhile, it takes us 160 km to go by boat from Nikolskoye village to Medny Island. If you think, that this is not that far, consider, that in reality the island is very difficult even to see, because of bad weather, let alone to visit. On April 2-3 the researchers of the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve reached Medny Island for wintering anseriformes and eared seals counts. 

We’ve got used to waiting for the weather by the sea through many years of life and work on the Commander Islands. So, that was the first thing we did during Medny Island expedition – several weeks…

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