The Aleutian Islands (; Russian: Алеутские острова; Aleut: Tanam Unangaa, literally "Land of the Aleuts", possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island"; also called the Aleut Islands or Aleutic Islands) are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. state of Alaska and the Russian federal subject of Kamchatka Krai. They form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km2) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Crossing longitude 180°, at which point east and west longitude end, the archipelago contains both the westernmost part of the United States by longitude (Amatignak Island) and the easternmost by longitude (Semisopochnoi Island). The westernmost U.S. island in real terms, however, is Attu Island, west of which runs the International Date Line. While nearly all the archipelago is part of Alaska and is usually considered as being in the "Alaskan Bush", at the extreme western end, the small, geologically related Commander Islands belong to Russia.
The islands, with their 57 volcanoes, form the northernmost part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Physiographically, they are a distinct section of the larger Pacific Border province, which in turn is part of the larger Pacific Mountain System physiographic division.
These Islands are most known for the battles and skirmishes that occurred there during the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. It was one of only two attacks on the United States during that war.Sea otter (disambiguation)
The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal:
The European otter (Lutra lutra) is sometimes called "sea otter" when seen living on sea coasts.Sea otter may also refer to:
Sea Otter Classic, a bicycling sports festival in Monterey, California, in the United States
Sea Otter Cove, a remote place near the north-western end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada
Sea Otter Rocks, rocks of the Commander Islands in the Bering Sea
Supermarine Sea Otter, a British flying boat of the late 1930s and 1940s
USS Sea Otter (SP-781), a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1919
USS Sea Otter I (IX-51), a United States Navy experimental auxiliary ship in commission from July to November 1941
USS Sea Otter II (IX-53), a United States Navy experimental auxiliary ship in commission from 1941 to 1942