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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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Attu is the westernmost island in the Aleutian chain and has extremely unpredictable weather patterns.
The Billing Expedition of 1791--92, which explored parts of the Aleutian chain near Kodiak, documented these persons apparently for the first time.
During the winter of 1942-1943, the 37th was sent to North Africa, and the 54th to Alaska to the island of Amchitka on the Aleutian chain. I was on Amchitka in 1971, during some nuclear weapon tests and visited the runway they used.
Air Force and stationed in Alaska at King Salmon, on the Aleutian chain. His dream was to return to Alaska and tour areas he had never seen.
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. When bolted into place, the Grand Aleutian Hotel will measure 53,000 square feet, a modern, gabled building that would easily suit Cannon Beach or Bend.
The Japanese had, after all, forcibly occupied parts of the nearby Aleutian chain. And with that aggression came a geopolitical imperative to put people on the land.
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." (8) The AMAP website includes a map showing the Arctic Circle, 10[degrees]C isotherm, tree line, and AMAP definitions of the Arctic.
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.