Wrangel Island

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Wran·gel Island

 (răng′gəl, vrăn′gyĭl)
An island of northeast Russia in the Arctic Ocean northwest of the Bering Strait. It is named in honor of Ferdinand Petrovich von Wrangel (1796-1870), a Russian explorer who made an unsuccessful attempt to locate the island (1820-1824).
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Wrangel Island

(ˈræŋɡəl)
n
(Placename) an island in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of the extreme NE of Russia: administratively part of Russia; mountainous and mostly tundra. Area: about 7300 sq km (2800 sq miles)
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Before she sank, a relatively comfortable camp was established on the ice, from which Bob Bartlett organized the retreat south to Wrangel Island (Ostrov Vrangelya).
O roll khishchnikov v dinamike chislennosti lemmingov (na primere ostrova Vrangelya.) [On the role of predators in the dynamics of lemming numbers (an example from Wrangel Island)].
Hence he did not experience the subsequent sinking of that ship or the dramas and hardships of the survivors who made it to Ostrov Vrangelya.