Gambell and St. Lawrence Island, August 2001

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This looks like big sand dunes on the peninsula west of Nome.
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This formation is off the coast of St. Lawrence Island. It's big.
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This formation is off the coast of St. Lawrence Island. It's big.
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To get an idea of the size, look at all the seagulls on top of the left rock. There are some flying around too.
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This looks like some interesting rocks.
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All the gravel along the shore is natural. It's all gravel and no sand.
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Siberia. They said, "There's nothing there."
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Inside the gravel is a big freshwater lake.
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These bones are from a bowhead whale head, complete with some skin. There are lots of these around the island.
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Here's my driver. It was his whale head.
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Old bones
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They dig in the "boneyards" for ivory to sell. The eskimos have been dumping leftovers form their hunts here for "10,000 years".
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Alaska blue flowers, closed variety.
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Alaska rock bird (puffins, St. Lawrence Island)
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Alaska big-billed rock birds (puffins, St. Lawrence Island)
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Alaska quail?
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Puffin, St. Lawrence Island
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Lots of stuff grows on the rocks.
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They cover some of their boats with walrus skins.
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Here's a guy working on one.