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Alaska Peninsula,

SW Alaska, extending 500 mi (800 km) SW from the mainland, separating Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea from Cook Inlet, the Shelikof Strait, and Pacific Ocean. The Aleutian RangeAleutian Range,
volcanic mountain chain, c.1,600 mi (2,600 km) long, SW Alaska, extending W from Anchorage along the Alaska Peninsula, and continuing, partly submerged as the Aleutian Islands, to Attu island. Mt.
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, running the length of the peninsula, contains many volcanoes including Novarupta, Veniaminof, and Pavlof. The climate is cool, damp and foggy year-round. Native villages dot the shoreline; fishing and tourism are economically important. The peninsula has extensive federal and state protected lands including Katmai National Park and PreserveKatmai National Park and Preserve
, at the northern end of the Alaska Peninsula on Shelikof Strait, S Alaska, comprising Katmai National Park (3,674,530 acres/1,487,664 hectares) and an adjoining preserve (418,699 acres/169,514 hectares).
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. The Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, 5,568 sq mi (14,421 sq km), which includes much of the peninsula's land that borders the Pacific, was established in 1980 to protect brown bear, moose, caribou, marine mammals, and migratory and shore birds. The Aleutian IslandsAleutian Islands
, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
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 extend SW from the tip of the peninsula.

Alaska Peninsula

an extension of the mainland of SW Alaska between the Pacific and the Bering Sea, ending in the Aleutian Islands. Length: about 644 km (400 miles)
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It progressed in a southwesterly direction along the Alaska Peninsula where three main areas of flathead sole spawning were indentified: near the Kenai Peninsula, in Shelikof Strait, and between the Shumagin Islands and Unimak Island.
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