Shelikof Strait


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Shelikof Strait

 

a strait between the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, connecting Cook (Kenai) Inlet with the Pacific Ocean. Shelikof Strait is approximately 350 km long and ranges in width from 50 to 150 km. In most places, it is between 150 and 200 m deep. It has steep shores and experiences semidiurnal tides. The strait has a strong tidal current with a velocity of up to 15.5 km per hour.

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A]s I nursed my first baby at the cabin, I felt as content as I have ever felt at our fish site, rocking Liam and watching the wind carry off the spouts of whales traveling out to Shelikof Strait.
The Kodiak Island Borough encompasses the archipelago and stretches across Shelikof Strait to include part of the Alaska Peninsula.
Studies of the drift of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) larvae in Shelikof Strait have shown that there are physical processes that can slow the drift of these larvae out of Shelikof Strait and keep them near shore (Bailey et al.
In 1998, from 27 May to 28 July, aerial surveys included Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska from Cape Suckling to the Alaska Peninsula as far as the Semidi Islands, including Shelikof Strait (Waite and Hobbs (15)) (Fig.
Compared to the other bays, Chiniak Bay might be best positioned to receive enriched ACC water that flows south from where it bifurcates at the entrance to Shelikof Strait.
The inlet has marine connections with Shelikof Strait and the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), and freshwater input from many large rivers (Muench et al.
Note that Shelikof Strait samples were removed from this analysis because of a small sample size in this distance category.
The spatial concentration of pollock landings from what would be defined as critical habitat for sea lions occurred simultaneously with the exploitation of spawning concentrations of pollock near Bogoslof Island in 1987 and in Shelikof Strait in 1982.
Uncertainties surrounding a proposed federal oil and gas lease sale that would include areas of the lower Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait have forced the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to radically alter the boundaries for two state sales.
In addition, two spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Alaska, in Prince William Sound, and off Middleton Island, appeared genetically distinct from walleye pollock spawning in the Shelikof Strait and may merit management as a distinct stock.
In June 1912, Mount Novarupta, across Shelikof Strait on the mainland, erupted, blanketing Kodiak with up to 18 inches of ash and forcing the temporary evacuation of hundreds of terrified residents.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marine scientists launched another season of research cruises earlier in 1989 in the vicinity of Alaska's Shelikof Strait in an effort to understand the natural forces which influence the abundance of fisheries species there.