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The World’s Sixth Extinction Event Is Upon Us

Vitus Bering, the famous explorer, led perhaps the most ambitious scientific expedition ever in the 1730s. Commanding 10,000 people, he was in charge of exploring the vast lands of Siberia and the unknown sea between Siberia and Alaska. In 1741, he was forced to land on what would be later known as

Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species

New research shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044.

Repower and More for the Cornelia Marie

  One of the best-known commercial fishing vessels in the world, the Cornelia Marie, has just undergone life-extending surgery. The Bering Sea crabber has

Live Alaskan Blorp!

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has partnered with the group Explore.org to set up a live webcam of these Blorps, hunkered on Bristol Bay in the Bering Sea in Southwest Alaska. (Make sure your speakers are up so you can hear ’em snoring!) (Boing Boing.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Blorp, Speakers UP, Walrus

“Deadliest catch”? Not even in the top three

Cod, scallop & Dungeness fisheries have Bering Sea crabbing beat as far as risk -- but they're all getting safer

Could salmon sharks be factor in declining Bering Sea king salmon numbers?

Given their name, it's not surprising that salmon sharks eat salmon. But Alaska researchers are now asking whether the animals might have any impact on declining numbers of Bering Sea king salmon. Andy Seitz, assistant professor of fisheries...Show More Summary

Effects of elevated CO2 levels on eggs and larvae of a North Pacific flatfish

The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska support a number of commercially important flatfish fisheries. These high latitude ecosystems are predicted to be most immediately impacted by ongoing ocean acidification, but the range of responses by commercial fishery species has yet to be fully explored. In this study, we examined the growth responses of northern […]

Effects of CO2 and iron availability on rbcL gene expression in Bering Sea diatoms (update)

Iron (Fe) can limit phytoplankton productivity in approximately 40% of the global ocean, including in high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) waters. However, there is little information available on the impact of CO2-induced seawater acidification on natural phytoplankton assemblages in HNLC regions. Show More Summary

Discovery Channel's 'Bering Sea Gold' Delivers Season High Live + 3 Ratings Among Teens & was Friday's Most-Watched Cable Program

ERING SEA GOLD was the #1 program on cable for the second straight week on Friday, April 10 among Households, Persons 25-54 and Men 25-54/18-49 delivery. The episode also delivered season-high ratings among Persons 12-17.

Century-scale trends and seasonality in pH and temperature for shallow zones of the Bering Sea

No records exist to evaluate long-term pH dynamics in high-latitude oceans, which have the greatest probability of rapid acidification from anthropogenic CO2 emissions. We reconstructed both seasonal variability and anthropogenic change...Show More Summary

CGC Alex Haley Returns from 70-day Bering Sea Patrol

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak Sunday following a successful 70-day deployment patrolling more than 10,800 miles throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

Alaska Fish Processors Chase Japanese Market for an Unusual Product: Cod Semen

Let's get one thing out of the way right now: This is a story about cod semen and the people who love to eat it. Right now, fishing boats are pulling Pacific cod from the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. According to the North PacificShow More Summary

Here Is a Crazy Story About Jeb Bush's Brother and a $400 Billion Tunnel to Russia That Wasn't Meant to Be

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon had a grand idea: the World Peace King Tunnel. It would be 53 miles long, cost $400 billion, and stretch underneath the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. It would take three years to build. When completed, it would link up with the eight-lane International Peace Highway that Moon had also proposed. Show More Summary

Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys

Dr Georg Wilhelm Steller was a German physician and naturalist participating during the early 1740s in the last of Danish explorer Vitus Bering's Russian expeditions to the Arctic waters (now called the Bering Sea) separating Siberia's Kamchatka Peninsula from Alaska. Show More Summary

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