Aleutian Islands


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Aleutian Islands

A chain of rugged volcanic islands of southwest Alaska curving about 1,850 km (1,150 mi) west from the Alaska Peninsula and separating the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. The islands are part of the Aleutian Range, a volcanic mountain chain extending along the Alaska Peninsula to the southern coast near Anchorage.

Aleutian Islands

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(Placename) a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea

Aleu′tian Is′lands


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an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aleutian Islands - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from AlaskaAleutian Islands - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
Aleut - a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska; "the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically"
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
Translations
Islas Aleutianas
Aleuudid
Aleutitîles Aléoutiennes

Aleutian Islands

[əˈluːʃən] npl
the Aleutian Islands → les îles fpl AléoutiennesA levels [ˈeɪlɛvəlz] npl (British)baccalauréat m

Aleutian Islands

plAleuten pl

Aleutian Islands

[əˈluːʃn ˈaɪləndz] npl the Aleutian Islandsle isole fpl Aleutine
References in classic literature ?
Instead of making casual voyages, in transient ships, they established regular trading houses in the high latitudes, along the northwest coast of America, and upon the chain of the Aleutian Islands between Kamtschatka and the promontory of Alaska.
Most of them are located in the Aleutian Islands and on the Alaska Peninsula.
Halibut fishing regions are as follows: Southeast (2C), the Gulf of Alaska (3A/B), Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (4 A/B/C/D and the Community Development Quota).
While only 4,300 people live within 62 miles of the volcano, there is a lot of air traffic that crosses the Aleutian Islands - a chain of volcanic islands in the Bering Sea, belonging to both the U.S. and Russia.
To the best of my knowledge, there is only 1 recorded instance of Arctic Ground Squirrels as a food item of Bald Eagles: Based on an analysis of nest contents, Murie (1940) reported Bald Eagles on Kavalga Island (Aleutian Islands), Alaska consuming Arctic Ground Squirrels that were introduced to provide a food source for an exploited population of Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus).
This is the memoir of Nick Golodoff, a native of Attu, in the Aleutian Islands. Golodoff's granddaughter, Brenda Maly, transcribed his recollections and assembled the book.
Scientists as the Alaska Volcano Observatory recorded an explosion at the volcano 940 miles (1,500 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage in the Aleutian Islands.
Abstract--In the Aleutian Islands, patterns of distribution and abundance of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus) are influenced by oceanographic processes and biogenic structures.
At age 19 he joined the US Army and served honorably for 2 1/2 years in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during World War II.
This is a relatively unknown story of how Spain supported its own Lewis & Clark expedition from Santa Fe to San Francisco, how the Chinese push for sea otter pelts caused conflicts between not just Russian and Chinese empires, but natives of the Aleutian Islands, and how different forces and their political interactions governed how America was explored and settled.
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.
THE STORY: The American public was kept unaware of the battle for Alaska's Aleutian Islands, largely because of government censorship after the Japanese took control of two islands in 1942.