TITLE

Gulf of Alaska

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on the Gulf of Alaska from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It notes that the Aleutian islands separate the Gulf from the Berling Sea. It relates that the northeast Pacific is a region of storms and cold currents which stir up deep waters. It describes the winter storms which stir up nutrients that fuel plankton blooms in spring. Information on huge seaweeds known as bull kelp and the oil spill caused by the oil tanker Exxon Valdez in March 1989 is also provided.
ACCESSION #
43827256

 

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