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Bering Sea loses half of its sea ice

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

The Bering Sea has lost approximately half of its sea ice in two weeks. Experts say the coastline is now open to more storms rolling in from the Bering Sea.        

'Unprecedented': Bering Sea loses half its sea ice over two weeks

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

The Bering Sea has more open water than ever measured at this time of year.        

Earth from Space

Offering radar vision, Sentinel-1 takes us over the Bering Strait, where the sea ice is particularly low this winter

Scientists Link 2016 Extreme Weather Events to Human-Caused Climate Change

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg) — Some of last year’s crazy weather — including extreme heat around the world to unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea — can be blamed on man-made climate change, according to a report from a group of weather researchers. Show More Summary

Assessing the vulnerability of marine mammal subsistence species in the Bering Sea to climate change

The Bering Sea is a highly productive region of the Pacific Arctic. Native Alaskan communities rely heavily on the marine resources of the Bering Sea for survival. The timing of the formation and thaw of sea ice each year has a significant impact on the structure of the Bering Sea ecosystem. In its current state, […]

Ocean acidification threatens Bering Sea crabs. But can they adapt? (audio)

Ocean acidification could threaten some of Alaska’s most important fisheries. Researchers warn that populations of red king crab in the Bering Sea – made famous by the show The Deadliest Catch – could collapse by the end of the century. But it’s possible the crabs might be able to evolve and adapt to the changing […]

Merging Pacific Storms Could Produce 17-Meter Wave Heights

4 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Post-Tropical Hurricane Force Storm Lan will move rapidly northeast and transfer its energy to a developing storm low that will move towards the southwestern Bering Sea and western Aleutian islands. This developing storm will deepenShow More Summary

Kids on Alaska's St. Paul Island learn how to cook reindeer

Kids on a small Alaska island in the Bering Sea are learning how to butcher reindeer shanks in an effort to broaden the island's subsistence options. Alaska's Energy Desk reported … Click to Continue »

Board weighs icy conditions, heavy pots in boat sinking

Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea. The U.S. … Click to Continue »

Scientists Spot Rare, Endangered Whales in the Bering Sea

6 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

One of the North Pacific right whales had not been seen in a decade.

These Whales Are Rarely Seen. Scientists Spotted 2

Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Last weekend, they got lucky, per the AP. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky.

Hearing to focus on why Seattle crab boat with 6 aboard sank

A hearing opens Monday into what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea. The U.S. Coast Guard says the hearing will focus … Click to Continue »

Dunlap Towing Selects Inmarsat’s Fleet One to Provide Coverage on Remote Pacific Northwest and Bering Sea Routes

7 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Inmarsat, the mobile satellite communications company, has partnered with Network Innovations, satellite communications provider and Dunlap Towing, maritime transportation provider, to install Fleet One across its 12 vessel fleet. For...Show More Summary

The ‘Bering Sea Gold’ Miners Face More Drama And Danger During A New Season Of Ice Dredging

Last season on Bering Sea Gold, many of the mining crews had a tough season as everyone searched for that one place where they hoped to finally hit the motherlode. Although the season’s gold totals were disappointing for most, some last minute discoveries looked very promising. Show More Summary

Two Saildrones collecting OA data are on their way to the Bering Strait

In mid July, two autonomous vehicles resembling small sailboats set off from Dutch Harbor in an effort to help scientists better understand ocean acidification in the Bering Sea and Arctic waters.  Known as Saildrones, the vehicles are about the size of a Hobie Cat sailboat and are capable of traveling unsupported for thousands of miles […]

Searchers Locate FV Destination Wreck in Bering Sea

7 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Searchers have located that the wreck of the missing fishing vessel Destination which sank in the Bering Sea in Februaryh with the loss of all six crew members, the Coast Guard said Thursday. The wreckage was located with the help of two NOAA ships at the request of the U.S. Show More Summary

Inmarsat Provides Pacific Northwest, Bering Sea Coverage for Dunlap

Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat said it has partnered with satellite communications provider Network Innovations and maritime transportation provider Dunlap Towing to install Fleet One across its fleet of 12 vessels. For Dunlap…

Explore Adak Island, a Cold War Military Base in the Bering Sea

8 months agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

Adak Island sits midway between the United States and Russia. So of course the government built a base there.

Orcas Are Increasing Their Attacks on Alaskan Fishing Boats

When will we learn to stop messing around with killer whales? Not anytime soon, if new reports from Alaska are any indication. Fishing boat captains from the Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea claim they’re losing their catches to pods of orcas that stalk the boats and wait until the nets are completely full... Read more »

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