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OAS seaname Detail for Bering Sea

Seaname:Bering Sea
Sea code:55
Definition:The limits of the Bering Sea, situated in the northern part of the North Pacific Ocean and bounded on the West by the coasts of Kamchatka Peninsula and Siberia, on the East by the coast of Alaska, and on the South by the Aleutian Island, are the following: On the North: The Arctic Circle (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N approx.), from the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 171 Degrees 04 Minutes W approx.), in Siberia, eastward to the coast of Seward Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 164 Degrees 44 Minutes W approx.), in Alaska (the common limit with the Arctic Ocean, see 9, and the Chukchi Sea, see 9.8). On the East: The western coast of Alaska, from the Arctic Circle southward to Kabuch Point (54 Degrees 48 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 163 Degrees 21 Minutes W), the southwestern extremity of Alaska Peninsula. On the South: A line joining Kabuch Point westward, along the southern coasts of the Aleutian Islands, to Cape Wrangell (52 Degrees 55 Minutes 20 Seconds N - 172 Degrees 26 Minutes 50 Seconds E), the western extremity of Attu Island; thence from Cape Wrangell northwestward to Cape Yuzhnyy (54 Degrees 28 Minutes 20 Seconds N - 168 Degrees 06 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Mednyy Island; thence from Cape Yuzhnyy northwestward to Cape Monati (54 Degrees 39 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 166 Degrees 40 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Beringa Island; and thence from Cape Monati northwestward to Cape Kamchatskiy (56 Degrees 00 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 163 Degrees 03 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Kamchatskiy Peninsula. On the West: From Cape Kamchatskiy northeastward, along the coasts of Kamchatka Peninsula and Siberia, to Cape Navarin (62 Degrees 17 Minutes N - 179 Degrees 06 Minutes 30 Seconds E); thence a line joining Cape Navarin northeastward to Cape Chukotskiy (64 Degrees 14 Minutes 20 Seconds N - 173 Degrees 05 Minutes 30 Seconds W), the southern extremity of Chukotskiy Peninsula (the common limit with the Anadyrskiy Gulf, see 7.12); and thence from Cape Chukotskiy northeastward, along the eastern coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula, to the Arctic Circle (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 171 Degrees 04 Minutes W approx.).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00