ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Climate scientists say the waters of the
Bering Sea off Alaska are seeing unprecedented low sea ice for the
second straight year.
Rick Thoman of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
says winter storms have obliterated thin ice that had formed since
He says there’s open water all the way from north of the
Aleutians to beyond the Bering Strait.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oceanographer
Phyllis Stabenow says winds during ice season typically blow out of
This year, warm winds in a series of storms blew out of the
southwest in mid-January and especially February, broke up the ice
and pushed it north.
She says sea ice is now similar to coverage last year, the lowest
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Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska