Chukchi Sea


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Chukchi Sea

n
(Placename) part of the Arctic Ocean, north of the Bering Strait between Asia and North America. Russian name: Chukotskoye More Also called: Chukot Sea

Chuk′chi Sea′


n.
a part of the Arctic Ocean, N of the Bering Strait.
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Noun1.Chukchi Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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The Hanna Shoal is a large area northwest of Barrow in the central Chukchi Sea area.
1999) in their discussion of the persistent organochlorine contaminants found in the Cook Inlet, eastern Beaufort Sea, and eastern Chukchi Sea belugas calculated the allowable dose of contaminants in blubber based on the Allowable Daily Intake (ADI) levels recommended by the Contaminants Toxicology Section, Food Directorate, Health Canada, as described by Jensen et al.
The relatively smaller contribution to the overall estimation of the resources makes the resources of East-Siberian Sea and Chukchi Sea.
The leases in the Chukchi Sea are no longer regarded as competitive under Statoil s world-wide portfolio, so the choice has been made to go out of the leases and close the firm in Anchorage, Alaska.
After investing more than $7 billion to explore Alaska's Arctic oil and gas prospects, Royal Dutch Shell announced disappointing results on September 28, the day its rigs were scheduled to leave the Burger J prospect in the Chukchi Sea.
The department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) conditionally granted Shell permits for exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, in a season which sea ice limits from July until October.
The oil ship was scheduled to leave the port to drill three exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, but its journey was delayed due to the protesters' actions.
The Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for Chukchi Sea leases and the Five-Year Plan conclude that there will be few long-range significant impacts on the sea's ecosystem, a claim that many find hard to believe.
Frigid winter winds whip off the Alaskan landscape, cooling Chukchi Sea waters all the way down to its shallow bottom, making it easier to form sea ice.
The Chukchi Sea is a frontier for the oil industry, and there's a lot more economic risk," says Cacy.
Eggs may also drift from the eastern Bering Sea to the Chukchi Sea through the Bering Strait.
HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] and Statoil USA E&P [NYSE:STO] today announced that they have entered into a deal for Statoil to acquire a 25 percent working interest in 50 ConocoPhillips leases acquired in the Chukchi Sea federal OCS lease sale in 2008.