"Harvests of Pacific cod in the eastern Bering Sea, Aleutian
Islands and Bogoslof district will rise significantly in 1995 to an acceptable biological catch of 328,000 tons, with the same level or a slight increase expected for 1996," Stead reported.
Perhaps thousands of spruce were planted throughout the Aleutians
in the 1940s, but today the Adak Forest is the only significant result.
When this happens, waves as high as 40 to 50 feet will thrash the Aleutian
are small geese, scarcely larger than a big drake mallard.
When Alaska's Kasatochi Volcano erupted on August 7, 2008, it virtually sterilized Kasatochi Island, covering the small Aleutian
island with a layer of ash and other volcanic material several meters thick.
To accomplish this, they devised an elaborate plan that involved the occupation of the Aleutians
as a diversion from their main objectives: Midway and the Hawaiian Islands.
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 year-long Aleutians
Campaign began in June 1942 as a diversionary measure by the Japanese to focus American attention away from their main operation, the invasion of Midway Atoll.
So hard did these introduced predators hit the Aleutian
Canada goose population that not a single bird was observed in the Aleutians
between 1938 and 1962.
This 20-centimeter-long seabird breeds along the North American coast from Alaska's Aleutians
to Mexico's Baja California.
Their carrier-based bombers and fighters struck Dutch Harbor Naval Base and Fort Meats in the eastern Aleutians
, which stretch west from mainland Alaska.