In the past 30 years, its numbers have plummeted 80 to 90 percent in the center of its range -- from Prince William Sound through the Aleutians
. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) estimates a population decline from 140,000 in 1960 to 17,000 in 1998, and fears that the western Alaska population may be headed toward extinction.
And we certainly don't think of ourselves being connected to Bengal tigers, prairie gophers, a colony of seals in the Aleutians
, or a rainforest in the Amazon.
This 40,000km danger zone stretches up the west coasts of South and Central America and from the northern USA to Alaska, the Aleutians
, Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australasia.
nuclear testing in the Aleutians
by sending boats loaded with Greenpeace warriors out into the test zone.
While stationed in the Aleutians
during World War II, the young historian Murray Morgan began gathering material on that bleak island chain and, in the process, learned of the Shenandoah's fascinating adventures in that region.
Harvest cap for the Bering Sea and the Aleutians
, for example, has been held at two million tons since 1980.
Adak is located about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, in the stepping-stone chain of islands known as the Aleutians
. Due to its extreme western location, Adak played a strategic role in the outcome of World War II.
After all, some of the Aleutians
were closer to Tokyo than to Seattle.
Kiska in the Aleutians
was retaken by American and Canadian units.
Born in Nagano prefecture (1888); graduated from the Naval Academy (1908); graduated from the Naval Staff College (1920); varied service ashore and afloat during the 1920s and 1930s; captain of the battleship Mutsu (1934), and promoted rear admiral (1935); commander of the Communications School, then the Torpedo School (1936-1937); vice admiral and commandant of Port Arthur (Lushan) naval base (1939); commander of Central China Fleet (1940-1941); appointed commander of Fifth Fleet in charge of naval forces in North Pacific waters (July 1942); while escorting two transports to Kiska Island in the Aleutians
, his force of two heavy and two light cruisers and four destroyers was intercepted by an American task force of two light cruisers and four destroyers under Rear Adm.
There are nine sections: geologic history of Alaska; southeast Alaska and coastal British Columbia; Guides to southeast Alaska and coastal British Columbia; south-central Alaska and the Aleutians
; guides to south-central Alaska; interior Alaska and adjacent parts of the Yukon; guides to interior Alaska and adjacent parts of the Yukon; Arctic Alaska; guides to Arctic Alaska.
A hurricane force wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Anchorage for the waters surrounding the far western Aleutians
as well as parts of the southwestern Bering Sea.