Near Islands

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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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60[degrees] E; 22,474 ha) are in the Near Islands group in the western range of the Aleutian archipelago and part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Marine Mammals Management Office in Anchorage, monitoring sea otters (Enhydra lutris) and other marine mammals around the Near Islands and other Aleutian Islands might not be possible without support from the Alaska Maritime Refuge's research vessel, the M/V Tiglax (pronounced (TEKH-lah--the Unangan or Aleut word for eagle).
naval attacks during World War II near islands between Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures, government officials said.
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The Aleutians comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, including Unalaska, Unimak, Umnak and Akutan; Andreanof Islands, including Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga and Tanaga; Rat Islands, including Amchitka and Kiska; and Near Islands, the smallest and westernmost group, including Agattu and Attu.