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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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cavirostris stranded on Amchitka Island, Alaska) reported contents dominated by 2 families: Gonatidae (51.8%N; including, G.
Anyone who lived on the west coast of North America remembers the autumn of that year, because of the spectre of powerful US nuclear bomb tests at Amchitka Island in the Aleutians and the possibility of an induced tsunami hitting our shores in its aftermath.
The group first shot to prominence in 1971 when a small group of protesters tried to stop the US government testing nuclear weapons on Amchitka Island, near Alaska.
In 1971, a dozen young men made history by sailing a leaky halibut boat called the Phyllis Cormack to Alaska's Amchitka Island to try to butt in on a U.S.
The reintroduction effort occurred more than 30 years ago, when sea otters taken from Alaska's Amchitka Island were released along the coasts of Washington and Oregon.
In making the call at a luncheon hosted by Viktor Ishaev, governor of Khabarovsk Territory, at a local restaurant, the premier referred to Daikokuya Kodayu, who spent several years in Russia after a ship he captained was blown off course in 1783 and cast up on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
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. If the trawl exclusion zone did not exist in the Buldir area, fishing might extend continuously between the two fishing grounds that are now found at this locality, and the same might also be true for the Amchitka area.
Four new duty areas have been added, too: Amchitka Island, Alaska; Paducah, Ky.; Portsmouth, Ohio; and K25 at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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.
The population at Amchitka Island (Rat Island group) contained an estimated 5500-8500 sea otters during the time our study was conducted (Estes 1990).
Previously known from a single record in the Aleutian Islands off Amchitka Island, and well documented from the western Gulf of Alaska off the Semidi Islands and off Kodiak Island to northern Baja California off the Coronado Islands, the specimens of R.
Inter-decadal patterns of population dietary change in sea otters at Amchitka Island, Alaska.