St. George

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St. George is located on the northeast shore of St.  George Island, the southern-most of the four Pribilof  Islands. Over 210 species of birds nest on the cliffs  of St. George Island. It lies 47 miles south of St. Paul  Island, 750 air miles west of Anchorage, and 250  miles northwest of Unalaska. St. George’s  population is predominantly Aleut.

The Pribilof Island  seal population and the community’s dependence  on it has been a major influence on the local culture.  More than a million fur seals congregate on the  islands every summer. Villagers harvest 500 fur  seals each year for subsistence purposes. Halibut,  reindeer, marine invertebrates, plants, and berries  also contribute to the local diet. Saint George is  accessible only by air and sea.

St. George did not participate in the BSSN Pilot Phase. When BSSN II data for St. George is released a link will be placed here.