Bering Sea

The Bering Sea comprises a deep water basin, which then rises through a narrow slope into the shallower water above the continental shelf; it forms a body of water in the Pacific OceanThe Bering Sea is divided from the Gulf of Alaska by the Alaska Peninsula

Geography & Coverage area

The total area covered by Bering Sea is 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), bounded on the east and northeast by Alaska, on the west by Russia's Siberia and Kamchatka Peninsula, on the south by the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands and on the far north by the Bering Strait, which divides the Bering Sea from the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi SeaBristol Bay is the portion of the Bering Sea which separates the Alaska Peninsula from mainland Alaska


Bering Sea is world renowned for profitable fisheries, such as King crab, opilio and tanner crabs, Bristol Bay salmon, Pollock and other ground fishOn U.Sside fisheries as worth nearly $1 billion annually, while on Russian side fisheries as worth nearly $600 million annually


Endangered whale species: Bowhead Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Sei Whale, Humpback Whale, Sperm Whale

Endangered whale species: Bowhead Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Sei Whale, Humpback Whale, Sperm Whale

Bering Sea is famous for SeabirdsThere are 30 species of Seabirds and nearly 20 million of individuals breed in the Bering Sea regionSome of the species are endangered like Short-tailed Albatross, Spectacled Eider, and Red-legged KittiwakesBering sea supports some Commercial fish species like Salmon, Alaska Pollock, Red King Crab, Chionoecetes Pacific cod, Pacific halibut, Yellowfin Sole, Pacific ocean perch and sablefish

Naming: The Bering Sea is named after the first European discoverer to systematically explore it, the Danish Russian guide Vitus Bering

The Bering Sea ecosystem resources are within the control of the United States and Russia, as well as international waters in the 'Donut Hole'The energetic and productive ecosystem is by the fair interaction between currents, sea ice,and weather


  • Pribilof
  • Komandorski
  • StLawrence
  • Diomede
  • King
  • StMatthew
  • Karaginsky
  • Nunivak
  • Sledge
  • Hagemeister

List of Seas in Pacific Ocean

Major ports and harbours in Pacific Ocean