U.S. Dept of Commerce / NOAA / PMEL

Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity
Concept Paper

A Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) image of chlorophyll concentration in the southeastern Bering Sea on 7 June 1983. Land is masked in white and clouds are masked in greys. The two white islands in the middle of the figure are the Pribilof Islands. The shelf break runs to the northwest and southeast of the Islands with the shelf to the northeast. Elevated chlorophyll concentrations are seen on the shelf. A middle shelf front is visible as an area of high chlorophyll extending eastward from the Probilof Islands. Two eddies are seen to the south of the central cloud mass.

Click on the image to see a larger version. (Courtesy D. Eslinger, U.of Alaska)