Alexander, Vera Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Temperature and salinity
- Tides and currents
- Biological production
- Environmental impact
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A water body north of the Pacific Ocean, 875,900 mi2 (2,268,000 km2) in area, bounded by the Siberian and Alaskan landmasses to the west and east respectively, and the Aleutian-Komandorskiye island arc to the south. The Bering Sea is very productive biologically, and the ecosystem supports large populations of fish, shellfish, and marine birds and mammals.
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