Near Islands

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Near Islands:

see 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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Near Islands


the most western group in the Aleutian Islands. The islands are mountainous (highest point, 953 meters) and uninhabited except for the largest island, Attu. The Near Islands were the first of the Aleutian Island groups discovered in 1745 by the Russian industrialist M. Nevodchikov.

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In the Aleutians only one sampled stream had sympatric anadromous and resident freshwater threespine stickleback populations, whereas five lakes, the majority of which were in the Near Islands, had such sympatric species pairs (Appendix 1).
It is native to the Near Island group of the Aleutians and presently only occurs on 2 of the 5 islands.
The Service's wildlife biologists use the Tiglax as a base from which to survey and examine live sea otters around the Near Islands and another island group in the central Aleutians.
Matthew and Nunivak islands and in the Aleutians from the Rat Islands south to off Washington State (Pietsch 1993), the record cited here extends the range of Triglops macellus 272 km west in the Aleutian Islands to the Near Islands.
The records cited below extend the range 2080 km west to the Near Islands in the western Aleutians.
comus is known from Stalemate Bank between the Commander and Near islands to just east of Unalaska Island.
Our records extend the known range to the Near Islands in the western Aleutians and north into the Bering Sea.
Up to 430 turtle nests have been located near islands off the UAE coast, he added.
10 intrusion by the sub for nearly two hours near islands in the southwestern end of its territory, prompting Tokyo to mobilize the Maritime Self-Defense Force.
On Friday, Tokyo demanded an apology from Beijing after it determined that an unidentified submarine spotted near islands in Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan on Wednesday was Chinese.
The two countries also agreed to jointly implement a set of resource management programs in an area of territorially undetermined waters near islands disputed by the two countries in the East China Sea.
Despite the Philippine protests, China continues to occupy the reef, and Chinese warships are often sighted in waters near islands and atolls claimed by the Philippines in the South China Sea.