Alexander Archipelago

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a group of islands off southeastern Alaska

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The region is composed of the Alexander Archipelago and a narrow strip of mainland, and is bordered by the rugged Coast Ranges to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Island names are given in parentheses following the site name for Alexander Archipelago sites.
The first issue concerned the submerged lands underlying the waters of the Alexander Archipelago and the second, the submerged lands underlying the waters of Glacier Bay.
The first issue is whether numerous islands in the Alexander Archipelago can be "assimilated" to each other or to the mainland to form the sides of the alleged juridical bays.
Alaska alleged that the waters of the Alexander Archipelago are "historical inland waters," and therefore U.
However, "Alaska cites not a single incident demonstrating that the United States acted in a manner consistent with an understanding that the Alexander Archipelago waters were inland.
Across this broad expanse, climatic differences create vegetation zones ranging from coniferous rainforests in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska to boreal forests in central Alaska and coastal tundra in western and northern Alaska (Viereck et al.
The clear-cutting of old-growth trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest jeopardizes the Sitka black-tailed deer--and, by extension, its major predator, the Alexander Archipelago wolf, whose population stands at only about 1,000.
A jawbone, three vertebrae and a pelvic bone, which showed signs of a carnivore's gnawing, were found on Prince of Wales Island, part of the Alexander Archipelago, on July 4.
Fish and Wildlife Service may now add the Alexander Archipelago wolf to its list of "threatened" and "endangered" species, largely because of the logging and road building.
evermanni south of the Alexander Archipelago and represents a range extension of approximately 2317 km (straight line; distance following contour of the land mass would be considerably greater) or 19 latitudinal degrees.
But you may also have very deep waters, such as those in parts of the Alexander Archipelago, which are also unlikely to be used except for reaching inland ports due to the fact that the closely interconnected nature of the islands makes travel difficult and slow and unattractive to any but those leaving or entering those ports.
Alaska's Gulf Coast is an arm of the Pacific Ocean, defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found.
Alaska state ferries and cruise ships run the 500-mile length of the forest through the thousand or so islands of the Alexander Archipelago.
By mid-morning (and after a weathery 20-mile boat ride to town), I had the deadline package in hand, it having flown at break-neck speed across the world to finally land on our spec of dirt and rock scattered among the islands of the Alexander Archipelago.