Chukchi Sea (Russian: Чуко́тское мо́ре) is a marginal sea of the
The principal port on the Chukchi Sea is Uelen in Russia.
The International Date Line crosses the Chukchi Sea from NW to SE.
feature of the Chukchi Sea bottom is the 700 km (435 mi)-long Hope
Basin, which is bound to the northeast by the Herald Arch.
The Chukchi Sea has very few islands compared to other seas of the
Kataktovik, an Inuit man, on the ice of the Chukchi Sea in order to
look for help. They reached Cape Vankarem on the Chukotka coast, on
April 15 1914.
bed of the Chukchi Sea by a Russian expedition, Chelyuskin-70, in
The Chukchi Sea, off the coast of northwest Alaska, is one of the most
productive ocean ecosystems in the world.
But the Chukchi Sea is changing dramatically. The evidence of global
climate change is evident here perhaps like no other place on earth.
The Chukchi Sea is distinctly different from lower latitude seas and
makes direct and important contributions to global ocean and climate
The Chukchi Sea is under extreme pressure from oil and gas
development, and the Obama Administration is accepting public comments
now through September 21, 2009, on an aggressive
Perhaps most famously, Chukchi Sea is home to roughly half of
America's polar bears, approximately 2,000 animals, or one-tenth of
the world's population.
Chukchi Sea and six more on the Russian side.
The Chukchi Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is characterized by its
The Chukchi Sea LME is considered a
Class II, moderately high (150-300 grams of Carbon per square meter
per year (gC/m2-yr)) productivity ecosystem based on SeaWiFS global
The Chukchi Sea LME is bordered by Russia and the USA. Local
communities are adjusting their economies to climate change.
"Circulation on the Central Chukchi Sea Shelf", presented at the year
2001 SBI meeting in Albequerque, NM.
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near the point where the Bering Sea meets the Chukchi Sea, at the
easternmost point on the Asian continent.
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within the Russian Federation. They speak the Chukchi language. The
Chukchi originated from the people living around the Okhotsk Sea.
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Chukchi Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean.
Drilling critics fear spill in remote Chukchi Sea; Shell says risk not
comparable to gulfInupiat Eskimo whale hunter George Kingik follows
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The Chukchi Sea is habitat for endangered bowhead
whales, threatened polar bears, walrus and a host of other wildlife -
many of which are vital to sustaining the
Shell's plan to drill in the Chukchi Sea is part of a larger Arctic
drilling program slated to begin in 2010.
Embed this Topic Chukchi Sea (Russian: Чуко́тское мо́ре) is a
marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean.
The principal port on the Chukchi Sea is Uelen in
Russia. The International Date Line crosses the Chukchi Sea from NW to
port on the Chukchi Sea is Uelen in Russia. The International Date
Line crosses the Chukchi Sea from NW to SE.
The Chukchi Sea, being fed by nutrient-rich waters from the south, is
one of the most abundant marine ecosystems in the world, including
whales and walrus,
Waters from the Chukchi are an important
Chukchi Sea, in conjunction with joint US and Russian Cruises.
outflows from the Chukchi Sea, measuring in Barrow Canyon, the Central
Channel and (since Herald Valley is in Russian waters and no EEZ
permission was available) at two sites on the
The Russian sector of the Chukchi Sea is a frontier exploration
province with little seismic data and no wells.
Chukchi Sea, the interpretation of acquired seismic data and
definition of probable hydrocarbon potential must be based on the
comparison with the US sector of the Chukchi Sea
drilled cores in US part of Chukchi Sea, on the proposed E-SE
continuation of the South Chukchi basin - Hope basin, its age is
Cenozoic (Tolson, 1987).
the Chukchi Sea since 1991 on February 6, 2008.
The Chukchi Sea is considered one of the last frontier areas in North
America with potential as a significant source for oil and gas.
The Chukchi Sea Sale 193 area contains about 29.7 million acres
offshore Alaska from north of Point Barrow to northwest of Cape
It borders on the Chukchi Sea, a section of the
Chukchi Sean (Placename) part of the Arctic Ocean, north of the Bering
Strait between Asia and North America Russian name Chukotskoye More
Also called Chukots Sea ThesaurusLegend:
Chukchi Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering
StraitArctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole;
mostly covered with solid
Chukchi Sea and Hope Basin Sale 193
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the Chukchi Sea OCS Sale, a record for the area.
sale in the Chukchi Sea in 17 years.
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Chukchi Sea (chuk'chē) , part of the Arctic Ocean N of the Bering
Strait, between Siberia and Alaska, Wrangell Island lies to the west
and the Beaufort Sea lies to
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Shell top bidder at protested Chukchi Sea lease sale in Alaska.
(Natural Gas Week)
MMS Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 Breaks Energy Records with $2.
The Chukchi Sea is the least touched by industrial development of any
area of Alaska's Arctic.
of proposed development in the Chukchi Sea, would be catastrophic for
polar bears and Pacific walrus.
offshore oil development in the Chukchi Sea will also result in
millions of tons of carbon dioxide, methane, and black carbon
emissions from the exploration and development of the oilfields
Chukchi Sea are scheduled to open to oil and gas companies on February
6, when the U.S. Interior Department's Minerals Management Service
(MMS) plans to hold bidding for drilling leases.
The Chukchi Sea serves as the lifeblood for communities like the
Native Village of Point Hope, where residents have relied on the sea
for cultural and nutritional subsistence for thousands of years.
Chukchi Sea is our garden.
Chukchi Sea Transportation Update Study
INTEC Engineering, Inc.
Chukchi Sea Transportation Feasibility and Cost Comparison: Joint
Industry Study Update, Intec Job No. H-046.4, July 1991.
Chukchi Sea Transportation Study Ice Component: Joint Industry Study,
Chukchi Sea Transportation and Cost Comparison 1990 Update, D. F.
Dickens Associates Ltd.
The spatial extent of the Chukchi Sea leaves an uninformed impression
that it is a huge geographic area with plenty of room to allow for
development of all kinds without impacting significantly on marine
Chukchi sea can be traversed in short periods of time (a few days) by
many of these species and that there is a continuous shifting of
Much of what is known about the geology under the Chukchi Sea has
emanated from the roughly 100,000 line-miles of 2-D seismic that was
shot in association with MMS lease sales there in 1988 and 1991, and
from the Chukchi Sea wells dispelled worries that the rocks might have
become overheated as a result of deep burial at some time in the past
- that was a big concern
Alaska's Chukchi Sea, part of America’s Arctic, provides vital habitat
for polar bears, endangered bowhead whales, walrus, beluga whales,
seals, fish and marine birds.
Chukchi Sea practice a subsistence way of life and have depended on
the resources of this sea for their cultural and nutritional
well-being for thousands of years.
Bush Administration to schedule lease sales in the Chukchi Sea, which
represents critical habitat for polar bears, whales, walrus and
threatened wildlife," he said.
continental shelf of the Chukchi Sea for oil and gas leasing.
Chukchi Sea on Feb. 6.
The company partnered on 14 of its 16 high bids with ENI Petroleum USA
LLC, the U.S.
of any licenses in the Chukchi Sea and will maintain a 60 percent
working interest in the leases. ENI Petroleum will hold the remaining
in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska: harsh
conditions, isolated areas and the possible need to find partners.
to drill some of the Chukchi Sea leases that it paid $2.1 billion in
2008 to acquire.
The Chukchi Sea is situated offshore, north-west of Prudhoe Bay,
Shell's Chukchi Sea permit location
The 193 lease area starts from north of Point barrow and extends to
north-west of Cape Lisburne and is spread over 29 million
the entire Chukchi Sea lease sale area consists of 5,354 blocks, the
area leased to Shell under sale 193 includes 275 blocks.
The Chukchi Sea is critical habitat for polar bears,
walrus, whales, seals, and migratory birds and is experiencing some of
the most rapid loss of sea ice in
begin drilling three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, a move that
could open the door for offshore oil and gas production from a new
region of the Arctic.
"Shell believes the Chukchi Sea could be home to some of the most
prolific, undiscovered hydrocarbon basins in North America," Slaiby
billion for leases in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of
Alaska. The companies and state officials believe the offshore
reserves, if found and developed, could power the Alaska economy for
The northern Chukchi Sea geochemical anomaly was initially discovered
from the interpretation of regional high resolution geophysical data.
remote Chukchi Sea this summer in advance of a federal lease sale
planned for next year.
The Chukchi Sea is a rather small southern extension of the
Drilling critics fear spill in remote Chukchi Sea; Shell says risk
not comparable to gulf Inupiat Eskimo whale hunter George Kingik
follows news ...
likelihood of a major oil spill in the Chukchi Sea is somewhere
between 30 and 50 percent.
Turning to Beaufort and Chukchi Seas and polar bears, all I know is
that I tie flies with polar bear fur from before the beasts were
listed under the Endangered Species Act, and that oil is fungible.
the Chukchi Sea (Martin and Drucker, 1997)
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the Chukchi Sea one of the last energy frontiers in America, and
pledged development in an environmentally sound manner.
years, while the agency hasnt offered the Chukchi Sea in a lease sale
Chukchi Sea remains largely unexplored, more than
100,000 line-miles of seismic data collected in the past have revealed
subsurface geology that holds the promise of a world-class