Close to Matua are the Lovyshki Islands of the central Kuril Islands archipelago in far eastern Russia. The Lovyshki Islands are comprised of clusters of rocks grouped together, making them a natural home to huge populations of sea mammals and birds. At Skaly Lovyshky visitors may see Northern fur seals and Steller sea lions. Pigeon Guillemots, smaller dark grey water birds with white wings and bright red feet, may also be spotted as they swim around the rocky outcrops of the islands.
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