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An imminent thaw

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Science Middle School

The Changing Ecosystem of the Bering Sea

Ice is an essential component of the ecosystem of the Bering Sea region. For example, sea ice cover can dramatically affect the levels of phytoplankton which has enormous effects on the entire food web. In this public radio story we hear about the health of the Bering Sea ecology by studying scientific observations.

Ecosystems Environment Oceans Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 6:24

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Ocean Gazing

AIR DATE: 11/01/2010

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