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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Currently, research is being conducted in all Arctic seas, from the Barents Sea to the Chukchi Sea, in the European seas of Russia, as well as in the Far Eastern seas and the northwestern Pacific.
The aircrew of NOAA56 ready to depart Kotzebue, Alaska, on a research flight over the icy Chukchi Sea, as part of the Arctic Heat Open Science Experiment.
Some of her adventures include spending several years as a paleontological artist, CGI-animating a couple of museum films, constructing a 16-ft long dinosaur puppet called Snaps, eating tasty muktuk, snow-machining on the Chukchi Sea and meeting a polar bear.
The survey also covered the Chukchi Sea, another area that had not been previously studied.
The return fall migration occurs as the whales travel westward into the Chukchi Sea, along the northeast coast of the Chukotka peninsula, through the Bering Strait, and finally into the northern Bering Sea (Moore and Reeves, 1993; Quakenbush et al.
Stern's analysis found that for more than 200 years after Cook's visit the summer ice cover in the Chukchi Sea fluctuated, but generally extended south to near where Cook encountered it.
Severo-Chukotsky and Longo-Chukotsky basins in the Chukchi Sea were also very promising but came next to Koryakia-1 in importance.
offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast.
Alaska: The program evaluates one potential sale each in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Cook Inlet planning areas, while taking comment on other options, including an alternative that includes no new leasing, as well as other measures to protect natural resources and reduce conflicts with other ocean uses, such as subsistence activities.
1 billion for pulling out of the treacherous Chukchi Sea, where icebergs can be as large as New York's Manhattan island.
Frink, who is related to Nathaniel Ransom, recounts Ransom's four whaling voyages from 1860 to 1875 as a seaman, harpooner, and third mate on the Barnstable, Sea Breeze, Navy, John Wells, and Illinois, which traveled to the Cape of Good Hope, India Ocean, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Okhotsk Sea, Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Chukchi Sea.
Shell announced that its Burger J well in the Chukchi Sea, off the northwest coast of Alaska, did not warrant further exploration, adding it would now stop its activities in Alaskan waters.