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Bering Sea

Vanishing Bering Sea ice threatens one of the richest U.S. seafood sources

When ice failed to cover much of the eastern Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia in early 2018, oceanographer James Overland chalked it up to a freak chance. Then, it happened again this year, with late-winter sea ice falling to some of the lowest levels seen in at least 4 decades. Drs. Jim Overland and Phyllis Stabeno are quoted. 


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