The Bering Sea, which lies between the United States and Russia, is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and has prolific fishing grounds. Yet there have been significant unexplained population fluctuations in marine mammals and birds in the region. The book examines the Bering Sea ecosystem's dynamics and the relationship between man and the ecosystem, in order to identify potential reasons for the population fluctuations as well as identify ways the Sea's living resources can be better managed by government.Committee on the Bering Sea Ecosystem, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research ... Annual fluctuations in transport in the Anadyr Stream across the northern shelf of the Bering Sea (Coachman, 1993) can lead to differences in primary ... in the Gulf of Alaska through the effects of wind-forced variations in the flow of the Alaska Stream through the Aleutian Island arc.
|Title||:||The Bering Sea Ecosystem|
|Author||:||Committee on the Bering Sea Ecosystem, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1996-04-08|