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 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 […]
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 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 »
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 »
One of the North Pacific right whales had not been seen in a decade.
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...
Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky.
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 »
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
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
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 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
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…
Adak Island sits midway between the United States and Russia. So of course the government built a base there.
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 »
For decades in the Bering Sea off Alaska, fishermen have been contending with killer whales who stalk their boats and steal their catch. This behavior can amount to thousands of pounds of lost halibut and cod. But in recent years, according to Alaska Dispatch News, the problem has seemingly gotten worse. Show More Summary
Pods of killer whales are reportedly stalking Alaskan fishermen and driving them out of fishing areas while robbing them of their catch. The National Post reports that black cod and halibut fishers are being surrounded by orcas acting like “motorcycle gangs” and “chased out” of their areas of operation in the north Pacific.
(Reuters) - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami. The quake's epicenter was 127 miles (204 km) northwest of Attu Station, part of the Aleutian Islands archipelago. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami.