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sea otter

(Encyclopedia) sea otter: see otter.

Kenai Fjords National Park

(Encyclopedia) Kenai Fjords National Park, 669,983 acres (271,248 hectares), S Alaska. The park features the great Harding Icefield and its radiating glaciers, many of which descend to tidewater, and?

Paine, Robert Treat, 3d

(Encyclopedia) Paine, Robert Treat, 3d, 1933?2016, American ecologist, b. Cambridge, Mass., Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan, 1961. He was on the faculty of the Univ. of Washington from 1962 to 1998. Paine?

Gray, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Gray, Robert, 1755?1806, American sea captain, discoverer of the Columbia River, b. Tiverton, R.I. He probably served in the Continental navy in the American Revolution. In 1787 he and?


(Encyclopedia) otter, name for a number of aquatic, carnivorous mammals of the weasel family, found on all continents except Australia. The common river otters of Eurasia and the Americas are species?

Bering Sea

(Encyclopedia) Bering Sea, c.878,000 sq mi (2,274,020 sq km), northward extension of the Pacific Ocean between Siberia and Alaska. It is screened from the Pacific proper by the Aleutian Islands. The?

Aleutian Islands

(Encyclopedia) Aleutian Islands ?lo?osh?n, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands?


(Encyclopedia) fur, hairy covering of an animal, especially the skins of animals that have thick, soft, close-growing hair next to the skin itself and coarser protective hair above it. The underhair?