Biodiversity in Alaska (USA) (ALK)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 1840 514 Yes 384 Armstrong, R.H., 1996
Freshwater 3 2 Yes 52 Armstrong, R.H., 1996
Total 1916 524 Yes 436 Armstrong, R.H., 1996
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate
Hydrography Alaska has millions of freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Several major rivers that originate in Canada cross Alaska before draining to the sea. Of these, the Yukon is the largest: it drains about 330,000 square miles and flows 2,300 miles from British Columbia to the Bering Sea. Alaska has 170 to 233 million acres of wetlands, roughly 70% of USA's total.

Ref.  Armstrong, R.H., 1996
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