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EcoFOCI Contributes to New Understanding of Bering Sea Fisheries and Ecosystems

NOAA scientists aboard the Miller Freeman deploy a CTD in a bloom of sea jellies in the Bering Sea. Credit: NOAA

The Bering Sea Project, a 6-year multidisciplinary program encompassing the work of more than 100 collaborating scientists, has led to major new understanding of the role of sea ice and changing climate in one of the world’s most commercially viable fisheries. The timing of spring sea ice retreat influences large zooplankton yields, an important prey species, and impacts pollock recruitment in the Bering Sea Fisheries.

Results were presented at the Bering Sea Open Science Meeting and EcoFOCI’s major contributions to the program are published in a series of Headline Articles and Deep Sea Research II special issues.


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