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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-23/former-rat-island-has-whole-new-look
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Rats gone, but birds found dead

There are no more rats on Rat Island, but the massive effort to rid island...two weeks of field monitoring on Rat Island, the survey team collected a higher-than...tissue samples were picked up from Rat Island and were to be shipped to the same...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062409/new_354084165.shtml
Shemya Island runway gets asphalt award

...Corps of Engineers. Earthquakes have rocked the island repeatedly over the years. A 1965 earthquake in the nearby Rat Islands measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale caused cracks in Shemya's asphalt runway and created crevasses some 50 feet deep...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121502/ala_121502ala0040001.shtml
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Rat Island is rat-free, name-change proposed

ANCHORAGE - Rat Island was once over-run with rats. But with...by 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-11/rat-island-is-rat-free-name-change-p
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A solution for the rat problem

...are now getting exterminated from Rat Island. These fallen stars allegedly came...wandering rat-bombs. In the case of Rat Island, the little munchkins apparently...could do: Transplant a few wolves to Rat Island, being careful to ensure they pass...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121007/letters_3728.shtml
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Did You Know?

...Alaska, March 24,1964. Magnitude 9.2. 2. Andreanof Islands, Alaska, March 9, 1957. Magnitude 8.8. 3. Rat Islands, Alaska, Feb. 4, 1965. Magnitude 8.7. 4. East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska, Nov. 10, 1938. Magnitude 8...

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