Area: 200,000 km2
The Bering Sea is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean.The Bering Sea is separated from the Gulf of Alaska by the Alaska Peninsula.
It comprises a deep water basin, which then rises through a narrow slope into the shallower water above the continental shelves.
It is bordered on the east and northeast by Alaska, on the west by Russia's Siberia and Kamchatka Peninsula, on the south by the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands and on the north by the Bering Strait, which connects the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea.
The interaction between currents, sea ice, and weather make for a vigorous and productive ecosystem in The Bering Sea.