Record low ice in the Bering Sea • Earth.com Bering Sea

Last update: August 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency shows the record low ice in the Bering Sea Strait with record low levels of sea ice.

The narrow passage, which connects the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean, is normally covered with ice this time of the year. The light blue colors in the photo represent the few patches of ice that remain.

Across the Bering Sea, the extent of sea ice has dropped to its lowest level since written records began in 1850.

This image was captured on March 7, 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

 

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