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Bering Sea

Off the Coast of America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It could almost be a joke, but this one would start, "five Chinese naval vessels operating in the Bering Sea sailed into U.S. territorial waters, coming within 12 miles of the U.S. coast..." And the punch line would be yours to come up with.

Travelling the Alaska Marine Highway: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you want to get really, really away from it all, try the western segment of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). AMHS is best known for its ...

Arctic GEOTRACES Week One

Katlin Bowman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Science
Katlin Bowman

And we're off! The U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic expedition departed Dutch Harbor on August 9th onboard the USCGC Healy.

Deep Thoughts: Is Your Seafood Canyon-Safe?

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

In case you're as in the dark as the sea creatures at the bottom of said canyons are (and I was), here's a quick primer: the Bering Sea spans nearly 800,000 square miles between Alaska and Siberia and is among one of the wildest regions in the world. As it turns out, nearly 60 percent of our annual catch here in the U.S. comes from the Bering Sea.

Could Salmon Sharks Be Factor in Declining Bering Sea King Salmon Numbers?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.08.2016 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Given their name, it's not surprising that salmon sharks eat salmon. But Alaska researchers are now asking whether the animals might have any impact on declining numbers of Bering Sea king salmon.

Feds sue 'Bering Sea Gold' star over costs of retrieving sunken vessel in Cordova

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

The federal government filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against a gold dredge captain who has appeared on Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold," allegi...

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

A Breakthrough in How We Work to Protect Our Oceans

Philip Radford | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth. But as of this week, the Bering Sea is remarkable for another reason -- it's the impetus for a an amazing breakthrough in the way we work to protect our oceans.

'Deadliest Catch': Danger For The Time Bandit

Posted 07.04.2012 | TV

There were some tense times for the crew of the Time Bandit on "Deadliest Catch" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery) Tuesday night. It was coming to th...

'Deadliest Catch': Crewmen Turn On One Another

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

With icy water making for difficult fishing and navigating, tensions were high on "Deadliest Catch" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery). The crew started s...

Climate Change Threatens Arctic Alaska Village's Fish Stock, Drinking Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In a newly released report, the Center for Climate and Health at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium zeroes in on the Arctic Alaska village of Selawik, population 830, about 70 miles southeast of Kotzebue that's said to be sinking as permafrost thaws.

'Deadliest Catch': Man Overboard!

Posted 06.06.2012 | TV

Nobody wants to hear the words "Man overboard!" when on the open waters, but it's even more terrible when navigating the freezing waters of the Bering...

Arctic Hurricane On 'Deadliest Catch'

Posted 05.30.2012 | TV

On "Deadliest Catch" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery), the crews of the fishing boats plying the Bering Sea for Alaskan king crab were forced to battle ...

Medical Emergency On 'Deadliest Catch'

Posted 05.16.2012 | TV

"Deadliest Catch" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery) highlights the very real dangers faced by the men fishing the Bering Sea for Alaska King Crab. Tue...

'Deadliest Catch': Heading Into More Dangerous Waters

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

When the fishermen arrived in Alaska they discovered that the state has cut the red crab quota in half. That means they may have to modify their strat...

WATCH: Choose Your Own Undersea Adventure

Posted 04.10.2012 | Green

Are you a fan of "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels? Now you have the opportunity to digitally choose your own adventure, under the sea. The videos...

Squid Attacks, Tiny Submarines, and the Fight to Protect the Grand Canyons of the Sea

John Hocevar | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
John Hocevar

The Green Belt is one of the most productive stretches of ocean in the world, creating foraging habitat for millions of sea birds, hundreds of thousands of fur seals, and large numbers of whales, fish, marine mammals and other species.

'Bering Sea Gold' Finale: Big Fight, Big Payday On The Christina Rose

Posted 05.18.2012 | TV

It was the season finale of "Bering Sea Gold" (Fri., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery) this weekend, and the last chance for the crews to bring in the big haul...

Alaska Killer Whales Ambushing Gray Whales in Aleutians

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

It was early May, a time when the epic gray whale migration to the Arctic had reached the Unimak Pass entrance to the Bering Sea. A group of killer wh...