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2015-04-20 16:30:59

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication, Inc.

2015-04-17 20:20:14

CLEVELAND, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing a cooperative effort to promote safety in the railroad industry, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and

2015-04-17 08:27:26

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb accepted the 2015 Harry S.

2015-04-09 16:27:17

Education, Conversation and Preparation Remains a Critical Part of Developing a Long Term Care Strategy RICHMOND, Va., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth announced today, the results of

2015-04-08 23:02:20

A team from SWS Environmental Services was invited to the North Slope of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, where they geared up and spent a few days participating in arctic oil spill response

2015-04-07 23:10:47

Unique Capability To Serve Patients Throughout Alaska Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc.

2015-04-07 23:02:57

Expansion into Portland increases technology capabilities, supports growth and meets demand in lower 48 Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 07, 2015

2015-04-02 12:22:46

Continuation of long partnership will benefit Make-A-Wish® SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every time a Seattle Mariners player hits a home run at Safeco Field during the 2015

2015-04-02 12:21:26

SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has ranked Alaska Air Group in the Top 100 in its annual "best employer" list, which ranks 500 U.S.

2015-04-02 12:21:20

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo, Alaska West Express and Alaska Marine Lines were part of a major wildlife conservation project to relocate 100 wood bison from


Latest Alaska Reference Libraries

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
2013-04-29 16:18:13

Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in the southeastern portion of the American state of Alaska. The park holds 13,175,799 acres of land, divided between the park and preserve, which was once inhabited by Native Americans like the Ahtna and Tlingit peoples. Although Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, American citizens did not move into the area until the 1880’s, when gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. It is thought that George Holt was the...

Spotted Seal
2013-04-29 16:12:21

The spotted seal (Phoca largha or Phoca vitulina largha), also known as the largha seal or simply the largha, is a “true seal” in the family Phocidae. It is native to northern areas of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring seas, preferring to reside on sea ice. Its range includes the continental shelf of the Okhotsk and Bering Seas, Chukchi, and Beaufort. Its southern range extends to the Yellow Sea. When it migrates, it can be found in the Sea of Japan and northern Huanghai. During the...

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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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