The Bering Sea Ecosystem

The Bering Sea Ecosystem

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The Bering Sea, which lies between the United States and Russia, is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and has prolific fishing grounds. Yet there have been significant unexplained population fluctuations in marine mammals and birds in the region. The book examines the Bering Sea ecosystem's dynamics and the relationship between man and the ecosystem, in order to identify potential reasons for the population fluctuations as well as identify ways the Sea's living resources can be better managed by government.Equilibrium tide theory predicts that this tidal component will vary with latitude, with larger amplitude at high latitudes than at ... Because the interdecadal sea surface temperature variability seems to occur simultaneously in the Gulf of Alaska and ... it is expected that the lunar nodal tide forces Bering Sea parameters in a similar fashion as it does in the Gulf of Alaska. ... Tabata (1991) found the oceana#39;s baroclinic transport response (along Line P, at about 50Ad N) to seasonal forcing to beanbsp;...

Title:The Bering Sea Ecosystem
Author:Committee on the Bering Sea Ecosystem, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1996-04-22


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