Kenai Peninsula


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Kenai Peninsula

(kē`nī), S Alaska, jutting c.150 mi (240 km) into the Gulf of Alaska, between Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. The Kenai Mts., c.7,000 ft (2,130 m) high, occupy most of the peninsula. The coastal climate is mild, with abundant rainfall and a growing season adequate for many crops. There are forest, mineral, and fishing resources in the east and, in the western section, good farmland. The Alaska RR crosses the peninsula from Seward. On the south coast of the peninsula is Kenai Fjords National ParkKenai Fjords National Park,
669,983 acres (271,248 hectares), S Alaska. The park features the great Harding Icefield and its radiating glaciers, many of which descend to tidewater, and a magnificent series of fjords along the coast of Kenai Peninsula, with rain forest, sea
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, which has striking glacial formations and contains the breeding areas for a variety of birds and sea mammals.
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Initially, among the sample of Orange-crowned Warblers netted on the Kenai Peninsula in the fall, only males could be unequivocally sexed based on the long length of their crown patches (Gilbert and West 2013).
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At the southern edge of the Kenai Peninsula, 607,805-acre Kenai Fjords is a place of abundant marine wildlife, tidewater glaciers, and the coastal fjords for which the park is named.
With active volcanoes smoldering across Cook Inlet to the west and the Harding Ice Field shimmering to the east, the Kenai Peninsula is a still-wild land where moose are almost as common as loons.
The Kenai Peninsula stretches south and west from Anchorage.
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