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Rat Islands (răt)
A group of islands in the western Aleutian Islands of southwest Alaska. Kiska and Rat Island are included in the group.
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Dr Zalasiewicz said rat islands
act as a "laboratory" for studying the future evolution of rodents.
Dr Zalasiewicz also said that there are 'rat islands
' all across the world, where rats are the dominant species, and once they are established they are "extraordinarily hard to eradicate".
Matthew and Nunivak islands and in the Aleutians from the Rat Islands
south to off Washington State (Pietsch 1993), the record cited here extends the range of Triglops macellus 272 km west in the Aleutian Islands to the Near Islands.