Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR) was established in 1978 by presidential proclamation and then designated in 1980 in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Section 201(3) of ANILCA specifies that:
Cape Krusenstern National Monument is one of over 389 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.
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Bearded seals (Ugruk), the largest of western arctic seals, weigh up to 800 pounds. They appear in June in the waters adjacent to the monument. Despite its short seasonal presence, the light grey bearded seal is a highly important subsistence resource.