Cook Inlet


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Cook Inlet

 

(Kenai Inlet) a gulf of the Pacific Ocean, located on the southern shores of Alaska. Length 370 km; width, 18–111 km; depth, 22–78 m. The shores in the south are high, rocky, and heavily indented, while those in the north are low-lying. Tides are semidiurnal and as great as 12 m. The strong tidal bore reaches 15.5 km per hr. The port of Anchorage is at the far end of the inlet. Cook Inlet was discovered and explored by J. Cook in 1778.

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The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, in concert with the DEC, is prepping to conduct a comprehensive review of the Inlet's offshore infrastructure.
The tax credits were key to making exploration and development in Cook Inlet feasible, the oil companies say.
The 40-foot-long sections of 42-inch-diameter, inch-thick steel pipe for the Alaska LNG project's Cook Inlet crossing would be coated with as much as six inches of concrete to protect the pipe and weight it down on the seafloor against the currents.
Estimated abundance and trend in aerial counts of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1994-2012.
In this paper we summarize data collected over a 16-year period (1997-2012) to assess the seasonal distribution and abundance of Rock Sandpipers during winter in upper Cook Inlet.
According to the Cook Inlet Keeper, an industry watchdog group, the fall 2003 Alaska legislative session brought with it "the sharpest attacks on environmental protections and citizen participation since statehood.
A DECADE AGO I WATCHED A DEAD BELUGA whale, adult male 14 feet long, deconstruct on a beach in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
With active volcanoes smoldering across Cook Inlet to the west and the Harding Ice Field shimmering to the east, the Kenai Peninsula is a still-wild land where moose are almost as common as loons.
Developing its 100% owned offshore Cook Inlet projects that have independently assessed 88.
The court's decision will ensure that the standards described in the MSA Magnuson-Stevens Act , such as conservation, sustainability, prevention of overfishing and utilization of the best scientific information available, will apply to the Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery so that these resources are available for generations to come.
According to a January 2013 feasibility study, the project's goal is to trigger an early flow of North Slope and Cook Inlet natural gas, which would answer Alaska's energy needs as well as create opportunities for exporting LNG to Japan.
Preliminary plans for the proposed 800-mile North Slope natural gas pipeline south to Cook Inlet show it would cross the trans-Alaska oil pipeline 12 times, the Dalton Highway 22 times, the Parks Highway 12 times, Alaska Railroad tracks four times, and the Elliott and Kenai Spur highways one time each.

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