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blue bullet Oil contamination closes fisheries in Bering Sea near grounded freighter - State regulators have banned commercial fishing in the Bering Sea near the wreckage of a ground freighter where fuel oil has been seeping since early this month.    (Added 2004-12-29)

blue bullet Japan to monitor tsunamis from northern to western Pacific - The Japan Meteorological Agency plans to set up an information center by next March to monitor tsunami tidal waves in wide areas of the Pacific and provide information on them to relevant countries.    (Added 2004-12-29)

blue bullet Pollock fishermen lead charge to cut salmon by-catch - Boats targeting pollock have seen their unintentional take, or by-catch, of king salmon nearly double in recent years and the chum salmon harvest increase sixfold. No one knows why the numbers are up, though some believe it suggests there are simply more salmon in the water.    (Added 2004-12-29)

blue bullet How scientists watch for killer waves - U.S. relies on high-tech network and detailed emergency plans to deal with tsunami threats.    (Added 2004-12-29)

blue bullet Marked Mammals - Scientists study why sea lion population thrives in Southeast, but dives in west.    (Added 2004-12-27)

blue bullet Census of Marine Life: Scientists add more than 4 million records, 13,000 species - Even in Europe and the best studied seas, the rapid ongoing discovery of new marine species shows no end in sight.    (Added 2004-11-29)

blue bullet Researchers probe marine mysteries off the Alaskan coast - A summer voyage to investigate the causes of one of the most devastating tsunamis in United States history has uncovered new mysteries about biological and geological processes off Alaska.    (Added 2004-11-29)

blue bullet No easy answers for otters - Born 11 or 12 years ago, the sea otter known as Pink-White is a senior citizen in Monterey Bay.    (Added 2004-11-29)

blue bullet Doomed babies - Late last summer, a scientific research team reported a pitiful sight: abandoned and apparently doomed baby walruses swimming aimlessly in the open sea, apparent victims of an Arctic heat wave.    (Added 2004-11-05)

blue bullet Sakhalin oil, gas mega-project seen threatening rare sea eagles - A massive oil and natural gas project under way off Sakhalin is threatening Steller's sea eagles, which breed on the island and migrate to Japan in the winter, according to ornithologists and other experts.    (Added 2004-10-29)

blue bullet Up from the Bering Sea, sensor-laden balloons float sky-high - Wind rattled the garage door of the National Weather Service shed, blasting across the tundra of the largest Pribilof Island with gale force. The first "bomb" of the Bering Sea's fall season -- one of those monster storms that can quickly turn flat, calm water into boat-swamping swells -- was crossing the ocean to the northwest.    (Added 2004-10-29)

blue bullet Buoys to help in event of another big oil spill in Alaska - Six oceanographic buoys will be installed in Prince William Sound this spring for use by emergency responders if there is another big oil spill.    (Added 2004-10-29)

blue bullet Science salutes its ocean giant - All great careers come to an end and the deep-sea manned submersible Alvin goes into retirement after 40 years of remarkable work in the world's oceans.    (Added 2004-10-22)

blue bullet Jumbo squid is captured in unfamiliar waters - A large Humboldt squid caught offshore from Sitka is among numerous sightings of a species seen for the first time in waters of the Far North, and the first of the species recovered from British Columbia waters.    (Added 2004-10-18)

blue bullet Endangered Alaska sea lion population is rebounding - For the second time in four years, the number of endangered Steller sea lions counted between the Gulf of Alaska and the tip of the Aleutian Chain has increased, according to new data released by the National Marine Fisheries Service.    (Added 2004-10-18)

blue bullet Researchers gather data on the whales that steal fish - In his decades of fishing in Southeast Alaska, Sitka fisherman Dennis Hicks has lost a good number of fish to giant thieves -- sperm whales that pluck black cod off his longline hooks.    (Added 2004-10-18)

blue bullet Study of beluga whales elicits more questions than answers - Silty Cook Inlet holds unexpected life, mystery.    (Added 2004-10-15)

blue bullet Alaska Bering Sea pollock gets eco-label - The largest fishery in the United States has received final approval for an eco-lable that tells customers the seafood they are buying is environmentally friendly.    (Added 2004-10-15)

blue bullet North Pacific right whales making a comeback - Scientists have found twice as many right whales in the Bering Sea as previously spotted, giving them hope the rare whales are making a comeback.    (Added 2004-10-05)

blue bullet Fin whale sighting marks a historic return to Southeast - A large baleen whale sighted in Sitka Sound last week may be the first fin whale in the area since commercial whaling in Alaska inside waters was halted more than 60 years ago, a marine biologist said.    (Added 2004-09-23)

blue bullet Researchers study seabirds to help get big picture of marine ecosystem health - Rachael Orben cradled a very angry-looking tufted puffin, careful to keep its wings under control and its beak from her hands.    (Added 2004-09-23)

blue bullet Deaths of seabirds in Alaska baffling to biologists - Biologists remain baffled by the death of hundreds of seabirds in early July at False Pass in the eastern Aleutian Islands.    (Added 2004-09-23)

blue bullet Seals swim incredible journey - Two orphaned ringed seal pups nursed to health this summer at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward both launched remarkable migrations after their release last month near Nome, swimming hundreds of miles in opposite directions.    (Added 2004-09-23)

blue bullet Arctic science mission faces cold war-style hurdles - It was dark and near freezing when U.S. scientists dropped a chain of oceanographic instruments off the stern of the Professor Khromov, a Russian research ship.    (Added 2004-09-23)

blue bullet Scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska - While researchers in Alaska this summer used high-tech submersibles and hugh ships to plumb the deep-ocean depths in search of new species, a team of scuba diving scientists working from an Alaska fishing boat has discovered an entirely new marine habitat just a stone's throw from shore.    (Added 2004-09-17)

blue bullet Great while shark puts jaws on display in aquarium tank - Man-eater settles for a salmon dinner - making history and thrilling researchers.    (Added 2004-09-17)

blue bullet 2 rare right whales tracked by satellite - Scientists hope to learn where they feed in Bering Sea.    (Added 2004-09-17)

blue bullet Seals decline on Pribilofs - For reasons scientists and Native observers can't explain, the number of fur seals returning to Pribilof beaches has been dropping.    (Added 2004-09-07)

blue bullet Endangered seabird could lose protection U.S. ruling on marbled murrelet - The Bush administration, overriding opinions by the western office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game, issued a decision Wednesday that environmentalists said would weaken protection for the marbled murrelet, an elusive seabird.    (Added 2004-09-07)

blue bullet Duck breeding program makes a splash - Researchers at the Alaska SeaLife Center are poking into the private lives of the Steller's eider, a rare sea duck that is disappearing from its nesting grounds in Alaska.    (Added 2004-09-07)

blue bullet Toxins accumulate in Arctic peoples, animals, study says - The team will also test walruses, sea otters, and clams in Alaska's Aleutian Islands for traces of PCBs, pesticides, and petroleum. Some scientists are concerned that a string of abandoned military sites there may be contaminating the environment.    (Added 2004-09-07)

blue bullet Russians lament a time when crab is no longer king - Kamchatka, the rugged, remote peninsula of volcanoes and ice, is famous for its crab, none more than the red king crab that has long been this poor place's hard currency. The problem here today is trying to find one to eat.    (Added 2004-08-30)

blue bullet The power of one: unicellular organisms contribute more nitrogen to ocean than reported earlier; may affect global atmosphere - Large, nutrient-poor expanses of the open ocean are getting a substantial nitrogen influx from an abundant group of unicellular organisms that “fix,” or chemically alter, nitrogen into a form usable for biological productivity.    (Added 2004-08-30)

blue bullet Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch - Taking a hard look at the common belief that recreational fishing accounts for only 2-3% of total landings in the U.S., a new study published in the journal Science (August 26th) reveals that recreational catches account for nearly a quarter of the total take of over fished populations, including many of the most economically valuable species such as red snapper, red drum, lingcod, and bocaccio.    (Added 2004-08-30)

blue bullet Prince William Sound fishermen make unexpected catches - Atka mackerel, fish more common to the Aleutian Islands than the Sound, are being caught regularly in Port Valdez.    (Added 2004-08-27)

blue bullet Environmental groups object to 'eco-label' - Several environmental groups are objecting to Alaska's pollock fishery - the largest fishery in the United States - getting approval for an "eco-label."    (Added 2004-08-27)

blue bullet Two UCSC graduate students receive grant for marine ecology research - Two UC Santa Cruz graduate students are among the winners of the 2004 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology. Seth Newsome, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth sciences, and Daniel Monson, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology, will use their $5,500 grant to investigate historical changes in the diets of killer whales during the past century.    (Added 2004-08-27)

blue bullet Northern fur seals continue to decline - Commercial hunting of northern fur seals was halted 20 years ago in the Pribilof Islands, but their numbers continue to slip.    (Added 2004-08-27)

blue bullet Alaska researchers try to breed rare ducks - Researchers at the Alaska Sealife Center are getting an education in the sex lives of a rare sea duck species that is disappearing from its nesting grounds in Alaska.    (Added 2004-08-20)

blue bullet Gray whale faces extinction over oil development, warns IWC - The International Whaling Commission sounded a warning Tuesday over the effects of a vast oil and gas project on the "critically endangered" western gray whale in the Russian Far East, only 100 of which are known to exist.    (Added 2004-08-16)

blue bullet Net-entangled whale seen, not found - Officials from SeaWorld and the Coast Guard searched in vain yesterday afternoon for a Pacific gray whale that was seen entangled in a fishing net about 20 miles southwest of Point Loma.    (Added 2004-08-16)

blue bullet Alaska surimi marketed in Japan  - The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute recently completed its first promotion featuring Alaska surimi in Japanese stores. The product is called kanikama, which is artificial crab made from pollock that had been processed into surimi.    (Added 2004-08-16)

blue bullet Feeling the sting  - This summer, nearly 30 years after the movie Jaws scared throngs of beachgoers out of the water, another marine menace is haunting the shallows. Considerably smaller than the great white shark that terrorized the fictional resort of Amity Island, this creature doesn't bite, but it can pack a nasty sting--and its numbers are on the rise.    (Added 2004-08-16)

blue bullet Native American tribes vow to clean up Yukon River  - Stretching through some of the most pristine wilderness in North America, the 2,300-mile-long (3,700-kilometer-long) Yukon River has become increasingly polluted from raw sewage flowing into the river and decades of runoff waste from mines and military sites.    (Added 2004-08-16)

blue bullet Depleted beluga whale population stable, U.S. says  - A depleted population of beluga whales has stabilized five years after Alaska Natives agreed to virtually stop hunting them, the National Marine Fisheries Service said yesterday.    (Added 2004-08-12)

blue bullet Fossils may give clues to Beringia land bridge  - A retired geology professor was waiting for a boat to pick him up from a riverbank on the North Slope in July 2001 when he saw something unexpected. Bones - big bones.    (Added 2004-08-09)

blue bullet Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet  - Recent sea-level height data from the U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show that weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific during June have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.    (Added 2004-08-09)

blue bullet Juneau scientists probing fisheries, marine ecosystem  - At least nine Juneau scientists received a boost this year to study Alaska's lesser-known aquatic resources from the state's fledging North Pacific Research Board.    (Added 2004-08-05)

blue bullet Blue whale makes rare Alaska appearance  - Endangered mammal hasn't been seen in state for 30 years.    (Added 2004-08-05)

blue bullet OSU scientists able to harness "plankton power"  - During the past two years, scientists have successfully tapped the chemical reactions from decomposing organic matter on the ocean floor to create fuel cells that can provide low levels of electrical power for many months.    (Added 2004-08-04)

blue bullet Sea engulfing Alaska village  - It is thought to be the most extreme example of global warming on the planet. The village of Shishmaref lies on a tiny island on the edge of the arctic circle - and it is literally being swallowed by the sea.    (Added 2004-08-24)

blue bullet Retreating glaciers spur Alaskan earthquakes  - In a new study, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that retreating glaciers in southern Alaska may be opening the way for future earthquakes.    (Added 2004-08-03)

blue bullet Ocean absorbing excess carbon dioxide  - Nearly half the excess carbon dioxide spilled into the air by humans over the past two centuries has been taken up by the ocean, a study says. If that continues, it could damage the ability of many ocean creatures to make their shells, says an accompanying report.    (Added 2004-07-20)

blue bullet California pelican deaths puzzle wildlife officials  - California's endangered brown pelicans are mysteriously starving to death during a bumper year for anchovies, their preferred prey, wildlife officials said.    (Added 2004-07-20)

blue bullet Sea floor survey reveals deep hole  - Scientists have identified a region of the sea floor with a depth that rivals the Challenger Deep which, at about 11,000 metres (36,000 feet), is the lowest spot on Earth.    (Added 2004-10-22)

blue bullet Anti-plume found off Pacific Coast  - Now a North American team of scientists has documented for the first time a new phenomenon the creation of a void in the seafloor that draws in - rather than expels - surrounding seawater.    (Added 2004-07-14)

blue bullet First cod fishery in the world seeks environmental certification - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is pleased to announce that the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Pacific cod freezer longline fishery has become the first cod fishery in the world to seek MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The fishery will begin a full assessment under the MSC's certification and eco-labeling program for sustainable and well-managed fisheries next month. Seattle-based Bering Select Seafoods Company has contracted with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in Emeryville, California which will lead the scientific review of the fishery against the MSC's strict environmental standard.    (Added 2004-07-14)

blue bullet Scientists find source of cooler summers - The Okhotsk high-pressure system phenomenon, which sometimes causes unusually cold summers and prolonged rainy seasons in Japan, originates from atmospheric movements over northern Europe and reaches Japan via Siberia, researchers have found.    (Added 2004-07-14)

blue bullet When sun's too strong, plankton make clouds - People say size doesn't matter, and that may be true for tiny plankton, those free-floating ocean plants that make up the bottom of the marine food-chain. Little plankton may be able to change the weather, and longer term climate, in ways that serve them better.    (Added 2004-07-14)

blue bullet Scientists find source of cooler summers - The Okhotsk high-pressure system phenomenon, which sometimes causes unusually cold summers and prolonged rainy seasons in Japan, originates from atmospheric movements over northern Europe and reaches Japan via Siberia, researchers have found.    (Added 2004-07-14)

blue bullet Y-K salmon runs finally rebounding - Strong returns of kings, chums ease local tensions.   (Added 2004-06-22)

blue bullet Mammoths stranded on Bering Sea Island delayed extinction - St. Paul, one of the five islands in the Bering Sea Pribilofs, was home to mammoths that survived the extinctions that wiped out mainland and other Bering Sea island mammoth populations.    (Added 2004-06-22)

blue bullet Ancient life on cold-water corals - The world's oceans contain far more cold-water coral reefs than experts had realised, the United Nations says.    (Added 2004-06-09)

blue bullet NASA and USGS magnetic database "rocks" the world - NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are teaming up to create one of the most complete databases of magnetic properties of Earth’s rocks ever assembled.     (Added 2004-05-25)

blue bullet Scientists find more keys to the North Pacific Ocean's climate - Using satellite and other data, scientists have discovered that sea surface temperatures and sea level pressure in the North Pacific have undergone unusual changes over the last five years.   (Added 2004-05-25)

blue bullet Moody Pacific unleashes another climate mystery While listening to your local weatherman during the past several years, you've probably heard the terms "El Nino" and "La Nina" hundreds of times, both major players in our weather.   (Added 2004-04-22)

blue bullet Rock art hints at whaling origins - Stone Age people may have started hunting whales as early as 6,000 BC, new evidence from South Korea suggests.    (Added 2004-04-22)

blue bullet Scientist says whalers shifted ocean ecosystems - The lack of large meals in the form of giant whales may have let killer whales to feed on other, perhaps less desirable, food sources.   (Added 2004-04-20)

blue bullet Pacific sea lion collapse probed - Scientists believe they are closer to understanding why the populations of Steller sea lions and other mammals have collapsed in the north Pacific.   (Added 2004-02-25)

blue bullet Exploited oceans in peril - Even on the sandy-bottomed Bering Sea, largely considered one of the best-managed fisheries in the world, scientists recently noted minute changes in sea life as a result of commercial fishing.   (Added 2004-02-25)

blue bullet Deep-sea corals protection call - More than 1,100 marine scientists have signed a statement calling on the UN and world governments to stop the destruction of deep-sea corals.   (Added 2004-02-16)

blue bullet Cause for sea otters' scarcity a mystery - Sea otters are vanishing from Alaska's Aleutian chain and other parts of southwestern Alaska with no obvious explanation.   (Added 2004-01-23)

blue bullet Pesticides restricted to protect salmon; West Coast ruling is sweeping - 38 pesticides along Northwest salmon streams banned.   (Added 2004-01-23)

blue bullet Research ship puts scientists in the field and on the sea - By the end of the 17-day excursion from Kodiak to the eastern Aleutian Islands, researchers tagged 13 young sea lions, believed to be the most vulnerable age group of an endangered species off Alaska's coast.   (Added 2004-01-23)

blue bullet China protecting harbor seals online - China has opened a website to spread knowledge on harbor seals and call on general public to protect the endangered species migrating each winter to water off Miaodao islets, the gate to Bohai Bay in Changdao county in east China.    (Added 2004-01-07)

blue bullet Research ship puts scientists in the field and on the sea - By the end of the 17-day excursion from Kodiak to the eastern Aleutian Islands, researchers tagged 13 young sea lions, believed to be the most vulnerable age group of an endangered species off Alaska's coast. In service for 16 years, the Tiglax has emerged as a major player in managing the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, which extends from the state's southeastern arm to the Aleutian Islands to the Arctic Slope.   (Added 2004-01-07)

blue bullet Alaska's corals: A deep treasure - As vibrant and colorful as the coral in the Caribbean and the waters off Australia, Alaska's newly discovered abundance of deep-sea cold water coral is another example of the rich natural wonders the Last Frontier has to offer.   (Added 2004-01-07)

blue bullet Cold water coral war - A battle heats up between trawlers, environmentalists.   (Added 2004-01-07)


blue bullet Exxon Valdez spill still a danger  Scientists in North America have concluded that the environmental impact of the Exxon Valdez spill was more serious than previously believed. (Added 12/30/2003)

blue bullet Japanese papers reveal huge quake  Scientists say old Japanese papers show a huge magnitude nine earthquake struck north-western America 3000 years ago. (Added 12/02/2003)

blue bullet Plankton may protect Earth from icy fate  The evolution of tiny, shelled sea creatures ended a 200 million year era of extreme ice ages and has protected the Earth from any repeat ever since, suggest the results of a new modeling study. (Added 11/06/2003)

blue bullet Ocean census discovers new fish  More than 600 new species of fish have been discovered by a major ocean census and thousands more may be lurking undetected. (Added 10/23/2003)

blue bullet Coalition seeks to protect Bering Sea  Alarmed about overfishing, poaching, pollution and ecosystem shifts in the Bering Sea, an international coalition of scientists, managers and community leaders has formed to push the United States and Russia to work together managing what may be the most productive marine area on Earth. (Added 08/14/2003)

blue bullet Bering Climate is a website that serves data that measure the Bering Sea climate/ecosystem status including weather, oceanographic and climate data, sea ice data, and fisheries and other biological data.  (Added 07/10/2003)

blue bullet Earthquake Rocks Ocean South of Aleutians (Added 06/25/2003)

blue bullet Still Waiting the Cause of Death of 10 Porpoises in the San Juans (Added 06/24/2003)

blue bullet Gray Whale Swims Into Samish River (Added 06/19/2003)

blue bullet Japanese Bid To Resume Commercial Whaling Blocked (Added 06/19/2003)

blue bullet Food Shortages? (Added 05/23/2003)

blue bullet Fishers Fishing Too Much, Researchers Say (Added 05/14/2003)

blue bullet 2003 Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC) will be held at the Wrigley Marine Science Center, Catalina Island, California from September 24-27, 2003. EPOC is a multidisciplinary meeting concerning research results from the eastern Pacific Ocean, including the equatorial region. (Added 01/21/2003)

blue bullet Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land: A Geospatial Animation Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land Bridge:
A Geospatial Animation is a land bridge animation based on digital information, and reveals large-scale patterns of shifting coastlines and environments as the land bridge evolved. (Added 01/21/2003)


blue bullet Russian Federation and Alaska dialogue about forming an international board of governors for the Bering Sea. (Added 10/4/2002)

blue bullet BeringSea.com This site is the result of an ambitious new effort, inspired, funded, and organized by the Tanadgusix (Alaskan Native Village) People and their friends. We are a small organization of real Alaskan citizens-not some giant commercial conglomerate. Yet, with modern tools and sincere efforts we can grow this site to serve each other. (Added 4/24/2002)

blue bullet Adventurers Quit Bering Strait Trip ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two British adventurers have abandoned their attempt to drive a customized amphibious vehicle across the ice and open water of the Bering Strait to Russia, a spokeswoman says. (Added 4/10/2002)

blue bullet Illegal fisheries and mismanagement rampant in the Western Bering Sea A recently released TRAFFIC report documents how the Russian Federation's management of its fisheries resource of the western Bering Sea has broken down, and the Russian mafias seem to have seized the opportunity for exploitation. The whole report (90 pages) can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on the download button on the left side of page here.

The BBC did a story on this, strongly relying on the TRAFFIC press release. It can be found here.

Similarly for CNN. (Added 2/27/2002)


blue bullet Coastal Impact Assistance Program - Competitive Grant Program The Division of Governmental Coordination is soliciting grant applications under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program - Competitive Grant Program. Applications are due February 8, 2002. (Added 12/17/2001)

blue bullet Endangered Right Whales on the Southeastern Bering Sea Shelf by Cynthia Tynan.
Science, vol. 294, No. 5548, p. 1894. - (Added 12/05/2001)

blue bullet A CSCOR/COP announcement for proposals in synthesis and ecological forecasting, and new cumulative coastal impacts studies. (Added 12/05/2001)

blue bullet NPS Shared Beringian Heritage Program Funding Announcement The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking project ideas for funding under its Shared Beringian Heritage Program. Projects should study or report on the cultural and natural landscape of the central Beringia region of western Alaska and eastern Chukotka. (Added 11/27/2001)

NOTE: Funding is directly available only for USA organizations, excluding other federal agencies.

blue bullet Search, storm part of the mission for Seattle-based icebreaker (Added 4/17/2001)

blue bulletMystery: Why is the Aleutian ecosystem collapsing (Added 2/20/2001)

blue bulletNew Announcement of Opportunity on Steller's Sea Lion Research (Added 2/20/2001)

blue bulletA Decade of Variability in the Physical and Biological Components of the Bering Sea Ecosystem: 1991-2001.

blue bulletScientists study impact of new phytoplankton species in the Bering Sea (Added 1/8/2001)


blue bulletThe Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET)

The University of New Hampshire released its FY 2001 CICEET Funding Announcement on November 15, 2000.

The NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), located at the University of New Hampshire, is inviting preliminary proposals for project funding consideration. This request for preliminary proposals solicits projects that support the mission, goals and objectives of the CICEET, including the use of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) in developing and applying innovative environmental technologies that address anthropogenic contamination and degradation of estuarine and coastal ecosystems. The deadline for receipt of preliminary proposal submissions is Wednesday, January 10, 2001. Information on priority project focus areas, criteria for proposal evaluation, and guidelines for preparing preliminary proposals can be obtained by logging on to the CICEET website at: (http://ciceet.unh.edu) then selecting funding opportunities from the side bar menu. Members of the UNH research community should select the links under FY 2001 UNH Internal Request for Preliminary Proposals. Investigators from all other institutions should select the links under FY 2001 National Request. Contact Richard Langan, Ph.D. at rlangan@cisunix.unh.edu or Dwight Trueblood, Ph.D. at Dwight.Trueblood@noaa.gov to obtain additional information

blue bulletStatus of king crab stocks in the Eastern Bering Sea in 2000. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces the availability of the following report:

Zheng, J., and G.H. Kruse. 2000. Status of king crab stocks in the Eastern Bering Sea in 2000. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Regional Information Report 5J00-09, Juneau.

Alternatively, links to the file can be found on the ADF&G home page (link to Publications Home page bookmark location), on the Publication Home itself. and on the Shellfish Home Page

If anyone prefers to receive a paper copy of the report by mail, contact Gordon Kruse at Gordon_Kruse@fishgame.state.ak.us with your request and include your mailing address. (Added 9/15/2000)

blue bulletPacific Ocean mood swings pack one-two punch by Rosemary Sullivant, Environmental News Network. (Added 8/18/2000)

blue bulletFishing ban to protect sea lion stuns North Pacific trawl fleet by Hal Berntonand Mike Carter Seattle Times(Added 7/25/2000)

blue bulletThe mystery of Steller's Curse by Chris Carrel and Lance Morgan Seattle Times (Added 6/4/2000)

blue bulletAnnouncement of Opportunity for SEBSCC Phase III Research: 1- and 2-year proposals for synthesis and limited monitoring in southeastern Bering Sea; proposals due July 11, 2000  (Added 5/2000)

blue bulletCrab season decision mandated: Bering Sea fisheries 'resource disasters' by Sam Skolnik Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Added 5/2000)

blue bulletBeringia Days 2000 October 11-12, 2000, Anchorage, Alaska (Added 5/2000)

blue bulletEvidence for a substantial increase in gelatinous zooplankton in the Bering Sea, with possible links to climate change by Richard D. Brodeur et al. Fisheries Oceanography 8:4, p 296, 1999 (in PDF format) (Added 4/2000)

blue bulletRegime shift theory: A review of changing environmental conditions in the Bering Sea and Eastern North Pacific Ocean by James D. Schumacher (in PDF format) (Added 3/2000)

blue bulletDRAFT Announcement of Opportunity for SEBSCC Phase III Research (draft no longer available, this link will access the final announcement as of 5/15/00) (Added 2/2000)

blue bulletA peek at rarely seen subarctic marine life! results from mesopelagic sampling carried out during spring 1999 in the eastern Bering Sea (Added 1/2000)

blue bulletClimate change in the southeastern Bering Sea and some consequences for biota by James D. Schumacher et al. (in PDF format) (Added 1/2000)


blue bulletNorth Pacific Conference: "Seafood Sustainability in a Changing Climate" (Victoria, BC, Canada; May 25-26, 2000) (Added 12/99)

blue bulletMore study needed of Bering Sea ecosystem, experts say Nando.net May 1998   (Added 10/99)

blue bulletThe Bering Sea Alaska Geographic Vol. 26 No. 3   (Added 10/99)

blue bulletChanging Currents Color the Bering Sea a New Shade of Blue Earth Observatory (3-30-99)   (Added 8/99)

blue bulletSalmon run predictions improve ENN Daily News (8-23-99)   (Added 8/99)

blue bulletSightings Of Right Whales Stir Hope For Rare Species Seattle Times (8-19-99)   (Added 8/99)

blue bulletResearch Opportunities, Joint Announcement of Opportunity International Arctic Research Center and Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (Added 8/99)

blue bulletThe Final Report of Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity (SEBSCC) Phase I Research (1996-1998) (Added 8/99) (pdf version)

blue bulletReport says "continuous El Niño" is killing salmon  (Added 6/99)

blue bulletAvailability of funds to support Research in the Northeast Pacific Ocean (Added 2/99)

blue bulletDinkum Sands Update (Added 2/99)

blue bulletTrouble brewing in the Bering Sea By Hillary Mayell Year of the Ocean: Ocean News (Added 1/99)


blue bulletFOCI International Workshop on Recent Changes in the Bering Sea (Added 11/19/98)

blue bulletSEBSCC 1998  Annual Reports - Fiscal Year 1998 (Added 11/19/98)

blue bulletBering Sea Ecosystem Workshop: Executive Summary of Bering Sea Ecosystem Workshop, Anchorage, AK; 12/4-5/1997. (Added 3/4/98)

blue bulletSEBSCC Phase II funding:  Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity announces opportunity for Phase II research. (Added 2/25/98)


blue bullet ARI - Causes of Variability in the Aleutian Low: (Added 11/20/97)

blue bullet New Bering Sea Ecosystem Project: Co-sponsored by the St. Paul Coastal District, the Division of Governmental Coordination, and NOAA's Coastal Resource Management group (Added 11/12/97)

blue bullet New Research Added to the Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity Page:  (Added 9/22/97)

blue bullet The Bering Sea Ecosystem:  A Report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (Added 9/17/97)

blue bullet Low Temperature Incubation of Pollock Eggs from the Bering Sea

blue bullet Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) Malfunction -- Press Release

blue bullet Prolonged Biological Production in the Southeastern Bering Sea

blue bullet Detecting Bering Sea Eddies

blue bullet Multispecies Virtual Population Analysis Model of the Eastern Bering Sea

blue bullet Recent NOAA/University of Alaska Research on the Green Belt in the Eastern Bering Sea

blue bullet Conceptual Model of Relationships Between Pollock Recruitment and Biophysical Correlates in the Southeast Bering Sea

blue bullet Visualization of Marine Habitats Affected by Wind and Tidal Mixing near the Pribilof Islands

blue bullet NOAA WP-3D Research Aircraft Investigates the Bio-Physical Environment of the Bering Sea

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