Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of southwest Alaska in the eastern Aleutian Islands separated from the Alaska Peninsula by a narrow strait.

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  • Fish and Wildlife Service is now proposing an aerial hunt in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge to aid the struggling Unimak Island caribou herd.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Dog-Killing Wolf Pack Targeted in NW Anchorage

  • Drawn from Donald Orth's 1967 Dictionary of Alaska Place Names:Mishap Creek, aka Big Loss Creek, is Unimak Island stream named for a lighthouse keeper who stripped naked to cross the water, then tried to throw his clothes to the other side, only to watch helplessly as they landed downstream and disappeared.

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  • Drawn from Donald Orth's 1967 Dictionary of Alaska Place Names:Mishap Creek, aka Big Loss Creek, is Unimak Island stream named for a lighthouse keeper who stripped naked to cross the water, then tried to throw his clothes to the other side, only to watch helplessly as they landed downstream and disappeared.

    There's Only One Chicken in Alaska

  • The Alaska Peninsula montane taiga ecoregion stretches along the southern, Pacific Ocean side of the Alaska Peninsula, from the mouth of Cook Inlet westward to (and including) Unimak Island.

    Alaska Peninsula montane taiga

  • For example, Unimak Island supports over 500,000 tufted puffins.

    Alaska Peninsula montane taiga

  • April 1, 1946: A Pacific-wide tsunami was generated by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake near Unimak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Island chain.

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  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game had said the mission on Unimak Island could begin as early as Tuesday.

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  • The state argued that without emergency intervention, the Unimak Island caribou herd - the only island caribou herd in the United States - will continue to decline and die out if nothing is done.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland said that while he was sympathetic to the state's argument, he had to abide by law when ruling against the state's request to immediately conduct predator control in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge on Unimak Island.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • It says the 23-year-old crewmember was last seen Saturday on the container ship Hyundai Tokyo, which was about 180 miles south of Unimak Island.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

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