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Aleutian Islands

Aleutian Islands Volcanic island chain, separating the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. They were purchased with Alaska by the USA in 1867. The islands have several US military bases and wildlife reserves. Industries: fishing and furs. Area: 17,666sq km (6821sq mi). Pop. (1996) 7951.

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Aleutian Current

Aleutian Current(Subarctic Current) The oceanic current that flows westwards south of the Aleutian Islands and parallel to, but north of, the North Pacific Current. The water mass is a mixture of water from the Kuroshio and Oyashio Currents. See also Alaska Current.

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Aleutian current

Aleutian current (Sub-arctic current) The oceanic current that flows westwards south of the Aleutian Islands and parallel to, but north of, the N. Pacific current. The water mass is a mixture of water from the Kuroshio and Oyashio currents. See also ALASKA CURRENT.

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