|Number of islands||4th|
|Total land area||0.15 km²|
The Lowuschki rocks ( Russian Скалы Ловушки ; Japanese 牟 知 列 岩 , Mushiru-retsugan ) are a group of small, uninhabited rock islands in the Kuril archipelago . Administratively, they belong to the Russian Sakhalin Oblast .
The basaltic Lowuschki rocks are located in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, about 20 km southwest of Schiaschkotan and about 55 km northeast of the island of Matua . The group consists of four small islands with a total area of 0.15 km² and a maximum height of 41 m above sea level. They are populated by numerous Steller sea lions ( Eumetopias jubatus ) and northern fur seals ( Callorhinus ursinus ).
The archipelago is visited by cruise ships from time to time .
- G. Gilbo: Sprawotschnik po istorii geografitscheskich naswani na pobereschje SSSR . Ministerstwo oborony Soiusa SSR, Glaw. upr. nawigazii i okeanografii, 1985, p. 192. (Russian)