Aleutian Islands

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an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska

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7) The definition of the Arctic adopted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)--a working group of the Arctic Council--"essentially includes the terrestrial and marine areas north of the Arctic Circle (66[degrees]32' N), and north of 62[degrees] N in Asia and 60[degrees]N in North America, modified to include the marine areas north of the Aleutian chain, Hudson Bay, and parts of the North Atlantic, including the Labrador Sea.
1 million in the budget to upgrade facilities in Cold Bay and Sitkinak, Alaska, near the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain.
By December 2012 the small island village of Akutan in the Aleutian chain will have a 4,500-foot-long runway to serve its population of 100 residents (which expands to as many as 1,000 in the summer).
If you want to get to the islands in the Aleutian chain, there's no other way to get all the way out there," says Douglas Burn, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Marine Mammals Management Office.
For the study, the researchers examined the small, sooty-gray seabirds during fieldwork on Big Koniuji in the Shumagin Islands in the Aleutian Chain during June and July of 2002.
Unalaska, the second largest island in the Aleutian chain, is the setting for this account of the Jesse Lee Home, an Methodist orphanage that was run by missionaries from 1889 to 1925.
The urgency in building this military road was due to the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and later takeover of two islands at the tip of the Aleutian Chain.
The rapid-response capability of the ISS was well demonstrated in 2006, when Expedition 13 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams observed volcanic activity at Cleveland Volcano, located within the Aleutian chain of islands extending westwards from Alaska.
787), a species that breeds only as far north as the Alaska Peninsula and Near Islands in the Aleutian chain, was included as an "Arctic" species, while the great cormorant, which breeds along the coast of southwest Greenland, was not.
In the mid-1700s, Russian fur traders first introduced nonindigenous foxes onto islands in the Aleutian chain.
Alaska has nearly 30 species of sport fish, including record-breaking halibut that have been hauled from the waters surrounding the Aleutian Chain.
One other area of northern rockfish abundance was found in the Aleutian surveys but not in the fishery: Stalemate Bank at the far western end of the Aleutian chain.
The Billing Expedition of 1791--92, which explored parts of the Aleutian chain near Kodiak, documented these persons apparently for the first time.
During the winter of 1942-1943, the 37th was sent to North Africa, and the 54th to Alaska to the island of Amchitka on the Aleutian chain.
and the Aleutian chain runs into the Pacific Ocean, 170 miles west of San Diego.