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Arctic Seas THE SEAS OF FAR EAST South Pacific
the East Siberian Sea Chickchee Sea BERING SEA Kuril Islands Sea of Okhotsk
List of species of Decapoda
Photo of Decapoda Habitat
The Bering Sea is a marginal sea in the north of the Pacific Ocean, separated from it by the Aleutian and Commander Islands; through the Bering Strait it connects with the Chukchi Sea. The Bering Sea separates the Asian and North American continents. In the northwest, it is bordered by the coasts of North Kamchatka, the Koryak Highlands and Chukotka; in the northeast - the coast of Western Alaska. The southern border of the sea is drawn along the chain of the Commander and Aleutian Islands, which forming a giant arc curved to the south and separating it from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The area is 2,315 million km². Average depth - 1600 meters, maximum - 4151 meters.
Ice forms every year from the end of September, which melts in July. The sea surface (except for the Bering Strait) is covered with ice annually for about ten months (about five months - the northern half of the sea, about seven months, from November to May - the northern third of the sea). In some years, the Bay of Lawrence is not cleared of ice at all. In the western part of the Bering Strait, ice brought by the current can occur even in August. The air temperature over the water area is up to +7 ... +10 ° C in summer and −1 ... −23 ° C in winter. Salinity 33-34,7 ‰.
The western part of the Bering Sea belongs to the seas of the Russian Far East. This part is home to __ species of Decapoda.
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