Beaufort Sea


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Beaufort Sea

A part of the Arctic Ocean north of northeast Alaska and northwest Canada extending from Point Barrow, Alaska, to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The entire sea is covered with pack ice most of the year.

Beaufort Sea

n
(Placename) part of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of North America

Beau′fort Sea′

(ˈboʊ fərt)
n.
a part of the Arctic Ocean, NE of Alaska.
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Noun1.Beaufort Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the northeast of Alaska
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian TU-95 bombers over the Beaufort Sea, off the coast of Alaska on Thursday.
The Oooguruk oil field, located in the Beaufort Sea, five km off Alaska's North Slope coast, has been in production since 2008 and current gross production is of approximately 10,000 bopd from 25 producing wells and 15 gas/water injector wells.
BOEM today announced it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in support of a potential 2019 oil and gas lease sale in the Beaufort Sea, off Alaskas northern coast.
A tiny native village in Alaska has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on the diminishing Arctic sea ice.More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in the wild.
We analyzed data from line-transect aerial surveys for marine mammals conducted in the western Beaufort Sea (shore to 72[degrees] N, 140[degrees]-157[degrees] W) from July to October of 2009-16 to investigate the distribution, behaviors, sighting rates, and habitat use preferences of bowhead and beluga whales.
In addition, this paper provides implications for practice and research to further explore the dynamic character of the Beaufort Sea and its ecosystem, the navigational and other freedoms and duties of all states under the international law of the sea, the analysis of the law applicable to the delimitation of the territorial sea, and contemporary trends of the law of the sea.
The exhibition documents four centuries of exploration in search of a Northwest Passage around the coast of Baffin Island and through or south of the islands between Baffin and the Beaufort Sea to the Pacific.
The Obama administration has approved prematurely Royal Dutch Shell's plans to begin drilling four exploratory oil wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North Slope.
Shell Oil's proposal to drill three exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North Slope received a conditional go-ahead last week from the Obama administration even though the Interior Department has not yet approved the company's plan for responding to a catastrophic oil spill.
The tiny village sits precariously on the Beaufort Sea, a frigid body of water bordering Alaska's northeastern Arctic coast.
Durner went on to say that conditions in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, have become increasingly difficult for polar bears.
Drilling and observation figures obtained during a 450km route across the northern part of the Beaufort Sea suggest the area is almost entirely made up of young, "firstyear" ice, whereas the region traditionally consists of older, thicker "multi-year" ice.

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