A Look at Important Marine Areas in the U.S. Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Ecologically rich places to protect in the Arctic Ocean

Jun 01, 2016
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Sound decision-making about the future of the U.S. Arctic Ocean must include an understanding of how its marine ecosystems function. Although all areas of the U.S. Chukchi and Beaufort seas contribute to ecological integrity, some are especially vital to the health of that ecosystem. An extensive review by The Pew Charitable Trusts and nonprofit partners of the best available Arctic science from government, university, and industry researchers has identified several such important marine areas.