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  Rats in Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rat Island in the Aleutians was named in 1790, since rats were common on the island.
Rats were a common occurrence in Alaska as early as 1828, when norway rats traveling on Russian ships, began to infest Alaskan islands, and the infestation increased steadily.
In the 1950's rats devastated the bird population of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
www.homestead.com /ipmofalaska/files/rats.html   (414 words)

  
 Rat Eradication (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Islands closer than this are considered too high a risk due to the potential for natural re-invasion and should not initially be considered until further information on minimum re-colonisation distances becomes available.
The island (or cluster of islands) should by preference have the ability to hold a self-sustaining population of the species particularly targetted for re-establishment, though this is generally relevant only to those species with poor dispersal abilities or very conservative breeding habits.
Islands accessible to local school children, and possibly also suitable for their participation, should be highly rated for the ‘hands-on’ educational opportunities they could provide.
www.falklandsconservation.com.cob-web.org:8888 /wildlife/conservation_issues/rat_eradication-criteria.html   (7671 words)

  
 Rat Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rat Islands is a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska, between Buldir Island and the Near Islands group to its west, and Amchitka Pass and the Andreanof Islands group to its east, at about 52°6′N 177°36′W.
The largest islands in the group are, from west to east, Kiska, Little Kiska, Segula, Rat or Kryssei, Khvostof, Davidof, Little Sitkin, Amchitka, and Semisopochnoi.
The name Rat Islands is the English translation of the name given to the islands by Captain Fyodor Petrovich Litke in 1827 when he visited the Aleutian Islands on a voyage around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rat_Islands   (216 words)

  
 Gregory Adler
ADLER, G. The island syndrome in isolated populations of a tropical forest rodent.
Distribution and abundance of a tropical rodent, the spiny rat, on islands in Panama.
Demography and reproduction in island and mainland white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in southeastern Massachusetts.
www.uwosh.edu /departments/biology/adler/adler.html   (2281 words)

  
 oikonos
In the mid 1960s a rat plague on the islands saw the rapid extinction of several native bird species, the greater short-tailed bat and large insects.
Tïtï Islands are one of the world’s treasures of endemic flora and fauna.
Taukihepa Island was once the last strong hold for this species, which was only found here before the rat irruption and certain eminent extinction of this species was circumvented by conservationists who removed 36 individuals from Taukihepa and place them on nearby Kaimohu and Big Islands.
www.oikonos.org /projects/titi.htm   (1747 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Rat race? Rodent eludes scientists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Like a furry Robinson Crusoe, the brown Norwegian rat was cast away and left to fend for himself in an experiment New Zealand researchers say has given insight into why it's so hard to eradicate vermin from fragile island ecosystems.
The study was motivated by the need for conservation "because of the problems of rats on islands and rats reinvading islands that have been cleared," author Mick Clout of the University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences told The Associated Press on Thursday.
New Zealand conservationists are using one rodent-free island to establish a colony of highly endangered plump and flightless green parrots called kakapos, according to the department's website.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/discoveries/2005-10-20-rat-race_x.htm   (644 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Algae grows all around the island; however, it is quite sparse in the tide pools where the various animals feed.
You can apply this project to speciation by saying that the rats were previously the same species living on a mainland, but a natural disaster split the species onto the different islands.
Ecological conditions are slightly different on the island, and the island population evolves under different selective pressures and experiences different random events than the mainland population does.
www.msu.edu /~steereel/evolution/Rat_Island.doc   (1412 words)

  
 About the Abrolhos Islands, Abrolhos Islands Visitors Guide, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia
The islands and their surrounding reef communities are a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life and form one of the State's unique marine areas.
The Abrolhos Islands are an A-class Reserve managed by the Department of Fisheries for the conservation of flora and fauna, for tourism, and for purposes associated with fishing industries.
The islands of the Abrolhos are geologically diverse, with North Island, the Wallabis', Rat Island and Gun Island being classified as “mainland remnant” type islands made up of limestone, siltstone, and marls of continental origin that have been isolated by rising sea levels over the last 8,000-10,000 years.
www.fish.wa.gov.au /rec/broc/abrolhos/abromain.html   (1364 words)

  
 CAMPBELL ISLAND
The plan was to eradicate completely the 11,300 hectare island of the Norwegian Rat which had been accidentally introduced shortly after the islands discovery in 1810.
The rats have decimated the wildlife of the island with at least three landbirds made extinct and several seabirds now no longer found on the main island.
Campbell Island is situated 700 km south of New Zealand's mainland and is a large sub-Antarctic island.
www.newzeal.com /theme/antarctic/NZ/Campbell/CampbellRat.htm   (611 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands — FactMonster.com
The Aleutians comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, including Unimak, Unalaska, Umnak, and Akutan; Andreanof Islands, including Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga, and Tanaga; Rat Islands, including Amchitka and Kiska; and Near Islands, the smallest and westernmost group, including Agattu and Attu.
The indigenous Aleuts were exploited by the Russian trappers and traders who, in search of sea otter, seal, and fox fur, established settlements on the islands in the late 18th and early 19th cent.
The islands were included in the Alaska purchase in 1867; after the purchase, the U.S. government forbade seal trapping except by Aleuts.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0803213.html   (384 words)

  
 NAGPRA NOTICES OF INVENTORY COMPLETION: Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and ...
By the 1790s, the Rat Islands populations were concentrated on Kiska and Amchitka Islands, and the Russians removed most of the Rat Islands Aleuts to Atka Island in the Andreanof Islands in the central Aleutian Island chain.
By 1832, inhabitants of the Rat Islands were again moved to Atka Island or to the Commander Islands, and the Rat Islands, including Amchitka, were never permanently re-occupied.
In 1920, the Native residents of Atka Island leased Amchitka Island for fox farming.
www.cr.nps.gov /nagpra/fed_notices/nagpradir/nic0731.html   (691 words)

  
 November 17, 2003 Rat Islands Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
AST (06:43 11/17 UTC) on Sunday evening, November 16, 2003, a major earthquake occurred in the Rat Islands region of the Aleutian Islands.
This earthquake is the largest to occur in North America since the magnitude 7.9 Denali Fault, Alaska earthquake of November 3, 2002, and the largest in the Aleutian Islands since the June 1996 magnitude 7.9 Adak earthquake.
The 1965 Mw 8.7 Rat Islands earthquake ruptured an ~600 km-long portion of the plate boundary.
www.aeic.alaska.edu /quakes/rat_islands_2003.html   (323 words)

  
 Transient Disruption of Intercellular Junctions Enables Baculovirus Entry into Nondividing Hepatocytes -- Bilello et ...
Primary rat hepatocytes were perfused, seeded on collagen-coated dishes, and infected with 300 PFU of CMV-lacZ baculovirus/cell on the indicated days postseeding.
Primary rat hepatocytes were seeded on collagen-coated dishes and infected with 200 PFU of CMV-lacZ baculovirus/cell 24 h postseeding.
Transformation of rat hepatocytes by transfection with simian virus 40 DNA to yield proliferating differentiated cells.
jvi.asm.org /cgi/content/full/75/20/9857   (7444 words)

  
 Earthquake Hazards Program: Rat Islands, Alaska 1965 02 04, 05:01 and 08:40 UTC (local Feb 3), 8.7M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On Adak Island, cracks occurred in prefabricated wood buildings; on Shemya Island, cracks were observed in an asphalt runway.
This earthquake generated a tsunami reported to be about 10.7 meters high on Shemya Island.
Loss caused by flooding on Amchitka Island was estimated at about $10,000.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/usa/1965_02_04.html   (129 words)

  
 IGPP Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center | Special Events | Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands - June 14, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands - June 14, 2005
The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).
On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10:10 AM (PDT) we recorded a quake (preliminary mb 6.6) located in the Rat Islands.
eqinfo.ucsd.edu /special_events/2005/165/a/index.shtml   (326 words)

  
 June 14, 2005 Rat Islands Earthquakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On June 14, 2005, a series of moderate to strong earthquakes occurred in the Rat Islands region of the Aleutian Islands (red stars on the above map).
The 1965 Mw 8.7 Rat Islands earthquake ruptured a ~600 km-long portion of the plate boundary to the west of the Amchitka Island (see
A M7.9 event in 1996 and a M8.0 event in 1986 re-ruptured the western segment of the 1957 fault zone.
www.aeic.alaska.edu /quakes/rat_islands_2005.html   (371 words)

  
 Rattus norvegicus - University of Alaska Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rat Island in the Aleutians was named by 1790, so rats must have arrived earlier (Murie, 1959).
Murie (1959) reports Norway rats from Atka, Kiska, and the Rat Islands.
Brechbill (1977) mentions the possibility of fl rats, Rattus rattus, in the Aleutians, but there are apparently no specimens and it is difficult to imagine them persisting with Norway rats in a cold treeless environment.
www.uaf.edu /museum/mammal/AK_Mammals/Rodents/Rattus   (167 words)

  
 Canary Islands Giant Rat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canary Islands Giant Rat (Canariomys tamarani) was endemic to the island of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, Spain.
At different places on the centre of the island fossil remains were found, of which the youngest were dated back from shortly before Christ.
The Giant Rat reached a body length of about 25 cm, that is resembling the size of the Brown Rat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canary_Islands_Giant_Rat   (186 words)

  
 Sploid: Rat Islands rocked!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Alaska's remote Rat Islands have been rocked by nearly a hundred earthquakes and aftershocks over the past 24 hours, including a pair of monster temblors that reached 6.3 and 6.1 on the Richter Scale.
The Rat Islands are often shaken by big quakes, because they sit at the top of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates.
The islands are part of the treacherous volcanic chain called the Aleutians.
www.sploid.com /news/2006/06/rat_islands_roc.php   (461 words)

  
 Rat Islands
This activity allows students to use some of their creativity to imagine how rats would adapt to a particular island in order to survive.
You can make up a story as elaborate as you want to explain how the rats ended up on their Island (A, B, C or D) and how long they have been on the island in order to change so much.
I have the students draw island, the rat with its adaptions and explain how each adaption allows the rat to survive.
www.accessexcellence.org /AE/ATG/data/released/0187-LeslieTong   (401 words)

  
 Rat Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Rat Islands" at HighBeam.
Plague of rats; After mink were culled to save wild birdlife, the rodents are swarming all over islands.
When rats jump ship, island fauna take brunt
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-r1ati1sls.html   (169 words)

  
 Rat Island (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The only survivors of the storm were the rats that were living aboard the ship.
The rats survived the wreck and floated to the nearby islands on pieces of the ship.
There were four islands in the general area of the wreck and each island has very different environments.
usiweb.usi.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /students/gradstudents/m_n_o/meritt_j/merittwebquest.html   (352 words)

  
 USGS Annual Summary Report - 1997
Subduction in the Aleutians is such that it principally produces coseismic increases in extensional normal and left-lateral shear stress on back-arc transforms.
For a net increase in right-lateral Coulomb shear stress, consistent with the strike-slip events in the Andreanof and Rat Islands, the increase in extensional stress multiplied by f must be greater than the increase in left-lateral shear stress.
Figure 3: Strike-slip seismicity in the Rat Islands, Aluetians: Map view of asperity distribution of the Rat Islands M
esag.harvard.edu /taylor/Usgs/GR02735.html   (1349 words)

  
 Kiska Island, Rat Islands group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Kiska Island was being revisited by one of our travelers.
His first time on the island was in May of 1943 when he was one member of the American and Canadian forces that landed on the island to recapture it from Japanese occupation.
Their invasion was unnecessary because, under dense fog cover, the Japanese had evacuated all 5100 soldiers.
home.comcast.net /~dkavanau/Kamchatka.Alaska/kiska/kiska.html   (325 words)

  
 Semisopochnoi - Introduction (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
During a typical caldera-forming eruption, the magma chamber is partially emptied and large amounts of ash and pyroclastic debris are extruded.
From Wood and Kienle (1990): "Semisopochnoi is the largest young volcanic island in the western Aleutians and is composed of a variety of volcanic landforms.
Much of the island is covered by basaltic to andesitic ahs derived from the younger cones.
www.avo.alaska.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /volcanoes/volcinfo.php?volcname=Semisopochnoi   (276 words)

  
 Thousand Islands Inn - Menu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Once again this year, Thousand Islands Inn is one of only five restaurants in New York State recognized for dining excellence by the Goumet Diners Society of North America.
The Inn has received national award recognition from the Gourmet Diners Club of America and was the recipient of a Special Comendation For Dining Excellence from the Governor's Chambers of New York State from Governor Mario Cuomo.
Our petite boneless fillets are dredged in our own special breading and quickly deep fried to a golden brown to lock in their sweet, juicy flavor.
www.1000islands.com /inn/menu.htm   (1613 words)

  
 rat - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rat, common name for any large member of a family of rodents, with dull-colored, coarse fur; long tails; large ears; and a pointed snout.
Plague became less common in Europe after the 1530s.
Everest: Beyond the Limit on the Discovery Channel
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=rat   (201 words)

  
 June 14, 2006 Rat Islands Earthquakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On June 14, 2006, at 4:18 am UTC (June 13, 8:18 pm ADT) a strong earthquake occurred in the Rat Islands region of the Aleutian Islands (larger red star on the above map).
The mainshock (M6.4) was situated 87 kilometers (54 miles) southeast of Buldir Island.
Most likely, it is also a crustal event associated with the faulting within the overriding North American plate.
www.aeic.alaska.edu /quakes/rat_islands_2006.html   (512 words)

  
 Thousand Islands Inn Package Vacations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
As the Inn embarks on its second century, we are happy to present you with the most complete group of package vacations available at any one establishment in the entire 1000 Islands area.
1000 Islands Fishing Charters, 1000 Islands SCUBA Diving Adventures and the area's other preimier attractions to offer you the most complete group of package vacations available at any one establishment in the entire 1000 Islands Region.
Following your nearly 50 mile odesey through both American and Canadian islands, including "Millionaire's Row" and the Canadian "wilderness islands," your day concludes with a famous 1000 Islands Shore Lunch, prepared on one of the 1000 Islands by your captain, with the fish caught on the previous day.
www.1000islands.com /inn/packages.htm   (1490 words)

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