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Borough hopes sea-lion science will ease fishing curbs

...critters there are," Stewart said. The borough's grant will send Hegwer flying over the Shumagins out of Sand Point on Popof Island four times a year to document seasonal distribution of sea lions. Last month, weather allowed her to make six flights...
Crewman missing from vessel with troubled history for Lane at 5:25 p.m. and suspended it at 9:45 p.m. Sand Point is 570 miles southwest of Anchorage on Popof Island. The Coast Guard is investigating the circumstances at sea, Wetherell said. Alaska State Troopers and Sand Point...
Alaska Digest

...whose home port is Adak in the Aleutian Islands, disappeared about 60 miles south of Sand Point, a community on Popof Island off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. The survivor, 28-year-old Kevin Ferrell of Lynchburg, Va., was the only...
Trace volcano ash reaches small Alaska city

...sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands.Residents of Sand Point, a city of nearly 1,000 on Popof Island about 55 miles east of the volcano, woke to find traces of ash on their vehicles."We have physical samples that...
Two delayed bison reach Popof Island

...diversify the gene pool of the Popof Island herd, but Abigail and Kelly have...been working to get new bison on Popof Island for most of the summer, and it...bison, who finally made it to Popof Island this week, are semi-wild even...
Exploration begins in Aleutian Islands after 2 decades as gold prices skyrocket

...Commerce reports the remote Unga and Popof islands, as well as a copper deposit near...deemed unprofitable and fell off.Popof Island is home to Sand Point and neighboring...drilling this summer in and around Popof Island, and as many as 23 drill holes...
Whales ignore winter, linger near Sand Point

...The Shumagin Islands are off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula about 570 miles southwest of Anchorage. Sand Point is on Popof Island and looks across a channel to Unga Island. Humpbacks in the summer often are spotted by commercial fishermen putting...
'Anticlimactic' tsunami rolls through

...advisory. A 1.5 foot wave was recorded at Old Harbor but there were no reports of damage. In Sand Point, located on Popof Island off the Alaska Peninsula, wind was the biggest weather concern Saturday. City Administrator Paul Day said the "weather's...


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