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Prince William Sound,

large, irregular, islanded inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, S Alaska, E of the Kenai peninsula. It has many bays and good harbors; the large Columbia Glacier flows into Columbia Bay, in the N central portion. Shipping is focused at the port of ValdezValdez
, city (1990 pop. 4,068), Valdez-Chitina-Whittier census div., S Alaska, at the head of Valdez Arm inside Prince William Sound; inc. 1901. It has tourist and fishing industries, as well as salmon spawning grounds.
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, which is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaskan pipeline linked to Prudhoe BayPrudhoe Bay,
inlet of the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, N Alaska, in the Alaska North Slope region, east of the Colville River delta. In 1968 one of the largest oil reserves in North America was discovered in Prudhoe Bay.
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. Access to the interior of the sound is by highway and railroad. Fishing, forestry, and some mining are prevalent activities in the area. Valdez and Cordova are the largest towns on the sound. On Mar. 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef nearby and spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Clean-up efforts ensued; however, much of the region's wildlife was killed or endangered in subsequent weeks as a result of the environmental disaster.
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Environmental scientists, US Forest Services personnel, tribal members, and representatives of tourism companies take Prince William Sound in south-central Alaska as a case study of an integrated approach to understanding and planning for human uses in a large, natural ecosystem.
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Major organization : PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND REGIONAL CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL
There is a lot of bitterness still to this day,'' Steve Rothchild from the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council told AFP.
Day tells the story of how the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in March 1989 and began leaking her cargo of fifty-three million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound at the rate of 14,000 gallons a minute.
The coastal waters of Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords in the northern Gulf of Alaska are unique in being regularly used by two sympatric populations of transient killer whales (Matkin et al.
With multiple surveys, I determined that populations in southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, and the Alaska Peninsula increased until the late 1980s and remained stable thereafter.
The scientists collected oil-contaminated soil from different beaches in Prince William Sound and treated the samples with phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer in the presence of excess oxygen from the air.
a company that itself produces the products in question), reviewed data about pipe failures during modern-day earthquakes, including Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1964; Loma Prieta, Calif.
In the wake of 1989's massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound, when 11 million gallons of oil befouled some 1,300 miles of formerly pristine and wildlife-rich coastline, much has been done to prevent future spills of such magnitude.
A recently observed aggregation of otters feeding on kelp in Prince William Sound, Alaska initiated this opportunistic study on the potential importance of small, benthic prey in northern sea otter diets.
The ship recently had returned to San Diego from Alaska's Prince William Sound, where crewmen, along with 11,000 other men and woman, had assisted in the massive cleanup of the Exxon Valdez spill.

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