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Alaska Peninsula,

SW Alaska, extending 500 mi (800 km) SW from the mainland, separating Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea from Cook Inlet, the Shelikof Strait, and Pacific Ocean. The Aleutian RangeAleutian Range,
volcanic mountain chain, c.1,600 mi (2,600 km) long, SW Alaska, extending W from Anchorage along the Alaska Peninsula, and continuing, partly submerged as the Aleutian Islands, to Attu island. Mt.
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, running the length of the peninsula, contains many volcanoes including Novarupta, Veniaminof, and Pavlof. The climate is cool, damp and foggy year-round. Native villages dot the shoreline; fishing and tourism are economically important. The peninsula has extensive federal and state protected lands including Katmai National Park and PreserveKatmai National Park and Preserve
, at the northern end of the Alaska Peninsula on Shelikof Strait, S Alaska, comprising Katmai National Park (3,674,530 acres/1,487,664 hectares) and an adjoining preserve (418,699 acres/169,514 hectares).
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. The Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, 5,568 sq mi (14,421 sq km), which includes much of the peninsula's land that borders the Pacific, was established in 1980 to protect brown bear, moose, caribou, marine mammals, and migratory and shore birds. The 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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 extend SW from the tip of the peninsula.

Alaska Peninsula

an extension of the mainland of SW Alaska between the Pacific and the Bering Sea, ending in the Aleutian Islands. Length: about 644 km (400 miles)
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Caption: Deckhands attempting to bait halibut longline hooks with pink salmon on a stormy day near King Cove off the Alaska Peninsula in Southwest Alaska.
The majority of the Alaska Peninsula is dominated by alpine tundra, heath meadow, grassland, willow and alder communities, and barrens.
Juveniles were concentrated along the outer shelf and in the vicinity of the Alaska Peninsula, but were largely absent from the middle shelf, which was characterized by cold pool bottom temperatures (<2[degrees]C).
It is the largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, which is located in the northwestern Gulf of Alaska, separated from the Alaska Peninsula by Shelikof Strait.
Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
Only an estimated 70,000 remain out of the 200,000 that once wintered along the Alaska Peninsula.
Populations from southern Bristol Bay were intermediate between the two major lineages, and all populations from the Alaska Peninsula south and east to Washington State were identified as the second major lineage (Fig.
Moose were specifically mentioned in 8 refuges: Kenai, Alaska Peninsula, Innoko, Kanuti, Koyukuk, Nowitna, Tetlin, and Yukon Flats.
Mount Veniaminof on the Alaska Peninsula could be on the verge of a larger eruption, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
The Lower Cook Inlet, the Alaska Peninsula, Copper River Delta, Beaufort Sea, Norton Sound, Chukchi Sea, and Bristol Bay are coastal regions in jeopardy.
The range covered includes the Alaska Peninsula, the Bering and Chukchi sea coasts, and eastward along the Arctic Coastal Plain past the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and down to the Canadian border.
Lethal encounter: In early October, Timothy Treadmill and girlfriend Amie Huguenard, both of Malibu, California, were videotaping bears in the Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula when a large brown bear attacked Treadmill.

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