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Aleutian Islands,

chain of islands in the North Pacific Ocean.
Aleutian disease - plasma cell disorder of minks with characteristics similar to multiple myeloma.
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First, the Aleutian Canada goose population on Buldir Island in the Aleutian chain appeared to differ genetically from all others.
As part of their second project in one of the world's riches fishing capitals, DHI recently barged a three-story, 110-room hotel to Unalaska, an island in the Aleutian chain.
The Japanese had, after all, forcibly occupied parts of the nearby Aleutian chain.
According to the US Arctic Research Commission, the Arctic Boundary as defined by the Arctic Research and Policy Act includes all United States and foreign territory north to the Arctic Circle and all United States territory north and west of the boundary formed by the Porcupine, Yukon, and Kuskokwim rivers; all contiguous seas, including the Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas; and the Aleutian chain, which boundary is demarcated by the "Contiguous Zone" limit of twenty-four nautical miles.
The definition of the Arctic adopted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)--a working group of the Arctic Council--"essentially includes the terrestrial and marine areas north of the Arctic Circle (66[degrees]32' N), and north of 62[degrees]N in Asia and 60[degrees] N in North America, modified to include the marine areas north of the Aleutian chain, Hudson Bay, and parts of the North Atlantic, including the Labrador Sea.
Topics include the origins, migrations and geographical location of the earlier native Americans, the history of the Spanish in the southwest, the history of the French from the Saint Lawrence and Great Lakes to the Rocky Mountains and Russian involvement from the Aleutian Chain to Northern California.
One World War II veteran was hardly more than a child when he shipped out to Attu, Alaska, the final island in the Aleutian chain, which stretches
At the far end of the Aleutian chain sits a steep-sided volcano, Buldir Island.
Buldir Island, far out in the Aleutian chain, is a citadel for both tufted and homed puffins.
The island, on the far end of the Aleutian chain, was occupied by Japanese forces in June 1942 and held for nearly a year before the defenders were routed.