Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem West Bering Sea
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
Location
LME SAU No 53. From Kamchatka Peninsula to the EEZ boarder with Alaska. LME2002, LME2006, SAU 2008. 64° N 52° N - 163° E 180° E
Location Map West_Bering_Sea.png
Size Ref
River Length Area 759753 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface 4.0 °C Map147.gif
100 Meters Depth 2.5 °C Map148.gif
Description Off the northeast corner of the Commonwealth of Independent States (USSR) lies the West Bering Sea LME, defined as the deeper areas of the Bering Sea, to the west and south of the eastern continental shelf. Its bottom topography is characterized by the deep Aleutian basin, and the very cold Subarctic Current is its main hydrographic influence. Species harvested from the area include the walleye pollock, Pacific cod, flatfish, herring, and a variety of crab species and other crustaceans (http://www.na.nmfs.gov/lme/text/lme53.htm).
Comments on faunal list Area from SAU (November 2015).
URL 1 http://www.seaaroundus.org/lme/53.aspx
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
316 60
Froese, Rainer on 04.23.01
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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