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.
Although this starry flounder falls into the typical length of prey (17-64 cm) consumed by Cook Inlet belugas (Quakenbush et al., 2015) it is an unusually shaped prey item in that it is a wide flatfish with prominent spines on two edges (Fig.
The Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP (3)) large-scale surveys of the Gulf of Alaska included aerial surveys of mid-inlet waters in lower and central Cook Inlet (primarily south of East and West Foreland) during the mid- to late 1970's (Harrison and Hall, 1978) and early 1980's (Leatherwood et al.
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.
REI's plans include the construction of an LNG plant near Port MacKenzie that would produce 1 million tons per year, or about 160 million cubic feet daily, using gas from Cook Inlet. REI has a purchase/lease option agreement in place that is valid through December 2016 for land that is generally in the Point Mackenzie area across from Anchorage.
We present current information on potential natural and anthropogenic factors that may play a role in the decline and long-term viability of Cook Inlet (CI) beluga whales.
Oil and gas company, Miller Energy Resources (NYSE:MILL) completed a repair, removed two failed electric submersible pumps (ESP), many restrictive flow devices and installed a new ESP on the RU-1 crude oil well with newly commissioned Rig 35 on the Osprey platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet, it reported on Tuesday.
"Oil and gas drilling activities expose Cook Inlet beluga whales to earsplitting underwater noise that threatens their survival."
Cook Inlet Energy, a subsidiary of Miller Energy Resources, Inc.
has announced that Linc Energy Ltd., operator of the Alaska Leases in the Cook Inlet region, in November completed the drilling of the LEA #1 exploration well in the Point Mackenzie Block of the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska.
Stepping back into the national spotlight for the first time since the presidential election, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced last week that the state would be filing suit against the federal government to overturn the recent inclusion of the Cook Inlet beluga whale on the U.S.

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