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Amchitka

(ămchĭt`kə), island, 40 mi (64 km) long, in the Rat group of the Aleutian Islands, W Alaska. It was a site in 1965 and 1971 for the underground detonation of nuclear devices, its small population having been relocated. In the 1990s, radiation from the test caves was detected at the surface.
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cavirostris stranded on Amchitka Island, Alaska) reported contents dominated by 2 families: Gonatidae (51.
In making the call at a luncheon hosted by Viktor Ishaev, governor of Khabarovsk Territory, at a local restaurant, the premier referred to Daikokuya Kodayu, who spent several years in Russia after a ship he captained was blown off course in 1783 and cast up on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
For example, trawl exclusion zones lie between the Buldir Reef and west of Buldir Islands grounds and between the grounds south and southwest of Amchitka Island.
Four new duty areas have been added, too: Amchitka Island, Alaska; Paducah, Ky.
Prior to the June 1999 recovery, Lamm and Delk completed the restoration of two P-38 outer wings and the horizontal stabilizer they had obtained from a dump on Amchitka Island, in the Aleutians, in 1998.
The population at Amchitka Island (Rat Island group) contained an estimated 5500-8500 sea otters during the time our study was conducted (Estes 1990).
Previously known from a single record in the Aleutian Islands off Amchitka Island, and well documented from the western Gulf of Alaska off the Semidi Islands and off Kodiak Island to northern Baja California off the Coronado Islands, the specimens of R.
Inter-decadal patterns of population dietary change in sea otters at Amchitka Island, Alaska.
A total of 266 egg masses were collected: 187 from the Amchitka Island area, 18 from near Tanaga Island, and 61 from the waters surrounding Seguam Island (Fig.
The federal government moved 93 of the animals from Amchitka Island in the Aleutians chain to Port Orford and Cape Arago, south of Charleston, over a two-year period in 1970 and 1971.
Also, those who served during underground nuclear tests at Amchitka Island, Alaska, before Jan.
A site under investigation for National Priority List listing is Amchitka Island where WW II underground testing of nuclear weapons occurred.