Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is one of the most productive places on earth for wildlife, but there is much we have yet to learn about this ecosystem.

Ribbon Seal. Photo: Josh London / NOAA

The Arctic Ocean is one of the most productive places on earth for wildlife, but there is much we have yet to learn about this ecosystem. Although the weather is harsh in the winter, with gale-force winds, 20-foot seas, and shifting sea ice, these waters provide unspoiled habitat for millions of migratory birds and thousands of marine mammals, including polar bears, ice seals, endangered bowhead whales, and Pacific walrus. 

Beaufort Sea
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Beaufort Sea

The Beaufort Sea is home to migratory birds, bowhead whales, other marine mammals.

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Bering Sea
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Bering Sea

The Bering Strait area alone supports millions of seabirds.

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Chukchi Sea
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Chukchi Sea

Audubon Alaska works to protect habitat for eiders, walrus, and other wildlife in the Chukchi Sea.

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Arctic Marine Synthesis: Atlas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
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Arctic Marine Synthesis

See Audubon Alaska's maps of the habitat and wildlife of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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Arctic Marine Data
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Arctic Marine Data

Looking for Arctic Ocean mapping data? Find it here!

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Vital Arctic Oceans Storymap
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Vital Arctic Ocean Areas Storymap

This interactive map profiles some of the most important marine areas in the US Arctic, as identified by the best available science.

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