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Seismologists detect record number of quakes in 2014

...April to June in the northwest Brooks Range.A magnitude 7.9 quake, the largest since 2002, on June 23 struck the Rat Islands. A magnitude 6 earthquake erupted July 17 under Seward Glacier in the Saint Elias mountains. Another magnitude 6 quake...
Rats decimate seabird colony

...not counting islets. They got to Kiska, part of the Rat Islands group, during World War II and gradually overran much...campaign to drive rats from other refuge holdings, like Rat Island, and keep them from invading bird colonies on St. Paul...
Rat Island is rat free, name change pitched

ANCHORAGE - Rat Island was once overrun with rats. But the Aleut Corp."The current name Rat Island doesn't reflect the nature of the island...the island became officially known as Rat Island.The Aleutian Pribilof Island Association...
State to shoot wolves on Aleutian island

...programs to protect bird populations in recent years, including a $3 million effort to poison the rats that overran Rat Island on the western edge of the refuge. The state isn't waiting for the feds to protect caribou. "We will do something...
No signs of rats on Rat Island

ANCHORAGE - There are no signs of rats on Rat Island. That news follows an eradication effort last year that involved poisoning the rats in hopes of returning many types of species...
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"Rat Island," by William Stozenburg"Rat Island," a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra located midway...massively controversial-wildlife rescue mission is under way. "Rat Island" reveals a little-known and much-debated side of today's...
Former 'Rat Island' has whole new look

...Service said Wednesday that the island - once known as Rat Island because of its infestation of invasive Norway rats...The makeover of the island includes a name change: Rat Island officially became Hawadax Island, a nod to the original...
5.6 magnitude quake hits Rat Islands

...5.6 earthquake hit the remote Rat Islands on Wednesday night but there were...felt or caused any damage. The Rat Islands lie in the Aleutian Island chain...says it's "one of the typical Rat Island quakes that we have quite often...
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5.7-magnitude Earthquake rattles Rat Islands

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a moderate earthquake struck near the Rat Islands region of Alaska. The magnitude 5.7 quake occurred at 10:27 a.m. Sunday about 150 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian Islands...
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Project to free Rat Island receives award

ANCHORAGE - A project to eradicate rats and restore birds to Rat Island has received an award. The Rat Island Restoration Project received a Partners in Conservation Award for work to make the 6,681-acre...


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