Kodiak Facts

Although Kodiak College is a part of UAA, it is also proud to cater to the specific needs of the local community here on Kodiak Island, allowing students to attend college without getting on a plane or ferry. In celebration of the pristine beauty of its geographic location, the college has dedicated one banner on its home page to Kodiak Island facts and trivia. Here is the full list of facts listed on previous banners:

133 average days of sunshine

232 average numbers of days with precipitation

Average August Temperature 55 degrees

Average January Temperature 30 degrees

Average annual rainfall 74

Average annual snowfall 84.5

Northwest: prevailing wind direction

3600 square miles: Area of Island

4:08 am Time of sunrise on June 21

9:53 am time of sunrise on December 21

3,500 approximate number of bears

.7 bears per square mile

6: number of native land mammals on Kodiak (Kodiak brown bear, red fox, short-tailed weasel, little brown bat, tundra vole and river otter)

8 established introduced species: Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goat, Roosevelt elk, Reindeer, beaver, red squirrel, snowshoe hare, American marten

70,000 estimated number of deer on the archipelago

5000 square miles: size of the Kodiak Archipelago

Fireweed: Both Sitka Black Tail deer and bear eat this flowering plant

28 years= bear’s average life span

35 days= incubation period of bald eagle

1 ton= maximum weight of an 8’ eagles nest

5 number of species of salmon (Chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye)

900= Elk Population on Afognak and Raspberry Islands

6 mph=speed of river otters

7 communities on Kodiak, none connected by road (this doesn't count Chiniak or Pasagshak)