Unimak Island


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U·ni·mak Island

 (yo͞o′nə-măk′)
An island of southwest Alaska in the eastern Aleutian Islands separated from the Alaska Peninsula by a narrow strait.

Unimak Island

(ˈjuːnɪˌmæk)
n
(Placename) an island in SW Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands. Length: 113 km (70 miles)
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In particular, clusters of sightings occurred north of Unimak Island in March of 1985 and north of Unalaska Island (east of Unimak Pass) in June that same year (Appendix 1).
WHEREAS, the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964 was the second largest (9.2 megathrust) in the world and devastated several Alaskan communities and killed 124 people in Alaska, California, and Oregon; and WHEREAS, the 1946 Aleutian Tsunami killed 159 people in Hawaii, five in Alaska, and one in California, and generated a 100-foot tsunami that destroyed the lighthouse at the Scotch Cap Coast Guard Station on Unimak Island; and WHEREAS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, to issue tsunami warnings, advisories and watches for the United States and Canada; and
The Aleutians stretch from Unimak Island approximately 1600 km west to Attu Island (Fig.
On April 8 in Anchorage at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall, the topic is Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region.
Also, an annual aggregation of 80-100 transient whales has been reported in the Unimak Island region of the eastern Aleutian Islands in May and June (Matkin et al., 2007; Barrett-Lennard et al., 2011), and more than 300 transients use the coastal waters of a broader region of the Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands (Durban et al., 2010).
From Unimak Island east along the Alaska Peninsula to Ugashik Bay, the 1941 Bristol Bay survey was divided into two areas--in-shore and offshore.
So it was a dream come true when one of the few limited-entry brown bear tags issued for Unimak Island turned up in the mailbox.
False Pass, located on the eastern side of Unimak Island on Isanotski Strait in the Aleutian Islands, 646 air miles southwest of Anchorage, is an important refueling stop for Gulf of Alaska, Bristol Bay, and Bering Sea fishing fleets.
Matthew Island from Big Lake and the Glory of Russia Cape; and (3) Aleutian Islands area, 19 and 93 km south of Unimak Island and 370 km south of Agattu Island.
Shubnikov and Lisovenko (1964) suggested that some northern rock sole migrate from Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands to areas northeast of the Pribilof Islands between April and July, covering a distance of more than 500 km.
Notably not closed to bottom trawling are state waters in the vicinity of "cod alley" to the north of Unimak Island and all of the central and western Aleutian Islands outside of Steller sea lion protection areas.