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Amchitka

(ămchĭt`kə), island, 40 mi (64 km) long, in the Rat group of the Aleutian Islands, W Alaska. It was a site in 1965 and 1971 for the underground detonation of nuclear devices, its small population having been relocated. In the 1990s, radiation from the test caves was detected at the surface.
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For example, trawl exclusion zones lie between the Buldir Reef and west of Buldir Islands grounds and between the grounds south and southwest of Amchitka Island.
To a lesser extent, there is also agreement that Tahoma Reef, Buldir Reef, Sturdevant Rock, and areas south of Amchitka Island and around Amlia Island are all localities of abundance.
Prior to the June 1999 recovery, Lamm and Delk completed the restoration of two P-38 outer wings and the horizontal stabilizer they had obtained from a dump on Amchitka Island, in the Aleutians, in 1998.
A total of 266 egg masses were collected: 187 from the Amchitka Island area, 18 from near Tanaga Island, and 61 from the waters surrounding Seguam Island (Fig.
Amchitka Island Spawning started from late-July to early August, peaked from mid-August to early September, and ended in late September (Fig.
The federal government moved 93 of the animals from Amchitka Island in the Aleutians chain to Port Orford and Cape Arago, south of Charleston, over a two-year period in 1970 and 1971.
In Washington, the population has grown steadily from 59 Amchitka Island transplants in 1969 and 1970 to 555 animals in 2001.
A site under investigation for National Priority List listing is Amchitka Island where WW II underground testing of nuclear weapons occurred.
Activity patterns and time budgets of the declining sea otter population at Amchitka Island, Alaska.