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  Bering Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bering Strait is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, the easternmost point (169°43' W) of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, the westernmost point (168°05' W) of the American continent, with latitude of about 65° 40' North, slightly south of the polar circle.
The strait is approximately 85 km (58 mi) wide, with a depth of 30–50 m (100–165 ft) and connects the Chukchi Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean) in the north with the Bering Sea (part of the Pacific Ocean) in the south.
Suggestions have been made for the construction of a bridge spanning the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, dubbed by some as the Intercontinental Peace Bridge, and alternatively, for a connecting tunnel underneath the strait.
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 Bering land bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bering land bridge, also known as Beringia, was a land bridge roughly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) north to south at its greatest extent, which joined present-day Alaska and eastern Siberia at various times during the Pleistocene ice ages.
The Bering Strait, the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south, are all shallow seas (map, right).
The Bering Land Bridge is significant for several reasons, not least because it enabled human migration to the Americas from Asia about 12,000 years ago (see Models of migration to the New World).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bering_land_bridge   (741 words)

  
 Bering Strait
Bering Strait arrived at Pearl Harbor on 9 October, and on the 13th sailed for Hilo.
On New Years’ Day 1945, however, Bering Strait transferred her aviation maintenance unit to VH-3 for temporary duty and sent her aviation officer, aviation storekeepers, all aviation spare parts and three of her boats to the naval air base at Tanapag, so that the organization could be maintained intact.
Bering Strait’s performance of her rescue function earned her accolades from the Commanding General of the 313th Bombardment Wing who, upon the ship’s detachment from lifeguard duties, sent her a message: “Since you have been our guardian angel of the seas you have returned safely to us 50 combat crewmen.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/b5/bering-strait-i.htm   (2370 words)

  
 Bering Strait - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Bering Strait, body of water separating Asia from North America.
It connects the Bering Sea (a northern arm of the Pacific Ocean) with the...
The surface waters of the Arctic Ocean mingle with those of the Pacific Ocean through the Bering Strait, by way of a narrow and shallow channel,...
encarta.msn.com /Bering_Strait.html   (161 words)

  
 Historical & Cultural Significance of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
The distance across the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska's Seward Peninsula is approximately 55 miles, and for several periods during the Pleistocene Ice Ages the trip could be made entirely on land instead of water.
Marine mammals, still of immense importance along the Bering Strait, are not often sighted along the coast.
Eskimo peoples of the Bering Strait inhabit a world in which the thinnest of lines separates the realms of physical appearance and spiritual reality.
www.nps.gov /bela/html/history.htm   (927 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bering Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Bering Strait BERING STRAIT [Bering Strait] c.55 mi (90 km) wide, between extreme NE Asia and extreme NW North America, connecting the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Sea.
Bering Sea BERING SEA [Bering Sea] c.878,000 sq mi (2,274,020 sq km), northward extension of the Pacific Ocean between Siberia and Alaska.
Chukchi Sea CHUKCHI SEA [Chukchi Sea], part of the Arctic Ocean N of the Bering Strait, between Siberia and Alaska, Wrangell Island lies to the west and the Beaufort Sea lies to the east.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/01370.html   (623 words)

  
 Bering Strait: Pacific Gateway to the Arctic
Revising the Bering Strait Freshwater Flux to the Arctic Ocean.
In particular, the record of salinity through the past decade shows that the Bering Strait inflow to the Arctic freshened about 1 psu during 1991-92 and then remained relatively fresh until 1999-2000, when about one-half of the earlier freshening effect was reversed.
Bering Strait 2000 - RV Alpha Helix - HX235
psc.apl.washington.edu /HLD/Bstrait/bstrait.html   (1181 words)

  
 TRAVELING BETWEEN CONTINENTS: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF INTERETHNIC CONTACTS ACROSS BERING STRAIT. AEER 13 (2), 1995
Fieldwork in 1993 was conducted on the Russian side of the Bering Strait, and in 1994 we undertook a one-month field trip to Alaskan Bering Strait communities.
Their counterparts in the maritime communities of the Bering Strait area were local "rich man" who overtook the role of intermediaries from the Reindeer Chukchi.
Warfare in the Bering Strait area had similar goals as economic and social exchange: the acquisition of necessary goods and sometimes of women; it thus can be called negative reciprocity.
condor.depaul.edu /~rrotenbe/aeer/aeer13_2/Schweitzer.html   (3630 words)

  
 bering strait map
The Bering Strait, located just to the south of the Arctic Circle at the northern edges of the Bering Sea, is a somewhat narrow sea passage between the easternmost point of the Asian continent and the westernmost point of the North American continent.
This strait separates the United States and Russia by 58 miles (85 km), with a water depth that measures 100—165 feet, (30—50 meters).
It is named for Danish mariner Vitus Bering, who first spotted the Alaskan mainland while exploring the area with an expedition of Russian sailors in the mid-18th century.
worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/bering.htm   (337 words)

  
 Bering Strait Crossing by James A. Oliver - World Affairs, Exploration, Geography
The Bering Strait Crossing is the epic story of the inter-continental divide.
Yet the Bering Strait is the world’s geographical crossroads - linking East with West - for nowhere else on the globe is it possible to cross the Pacific overland, between Asia and the Americas.
The Bering Strait Crossing is an adventure story that still unfolding, and which, in the 21st century, could stand among the great endeavours of our time - or any time.
www.beringstraitcrossing.com /overview.htm   (502 words)

  
 Bering Strait Land Bridge Theory
Bering Straits Theory: Concise explanation of what the Bering land bridge theory suggests.
Theories about the Bering Strait: Discussion of the Bering land bridge and other theories about American Indian origins.
The Bering Land Bridge: Here's the full case for the Bering Strait theory by the scientist who brought it to popularity.
www.native-languages.org /bering.htm   (582 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Bering Strait Bridge
The Bering Strait is one of the areas with the harshest weather on the planet.
However, I think bridging the Strait is an amazingly dumb idea, because the roadway (top deck of the triple-deck design) would be useless for 2/3 of the year...
If the Bering Strait really did freeze all the way down, at least the global warming panic would be finally killed dead.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Bering_20Strait_20Bridge   (3955 words)

  
 Buy Bering Strait Tickets - Cheap Bering Strait Concert Show Tickets At Onlineseats Buy Online Tickets At Online Seats
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Though the musicians had been recording with Maher all this time, they couldn't legally hold other jobs due to visa restrictions, and all were living in a one-bathroom ranch house with their manager and his wife, who were going broke.
Bering Strait tickets may be purchased by following any of the links on this page.
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 USATODAY.com - Bering Strait's rough waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Last month, their six-minute instrumental Bering Straight received a Grammy nomination for country instrumental performance, losing to the rather more-established Dixie Chicks.
A documentary depicting the group's journey, The Ballad Of Bering Strait, opened last week in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. CMT plans to show the film in March.
Bering Strait sold only 322 copies its first week in stores, but Salnikova is quick to point out that "the label told us not to expect to sell more than a couple hundred." It has now sold more than 5,000.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2003-02-27-bering-strait_x.htm   (635 words)

  
 NPO Theme Page: Vitus Jonassen Bering
Bering was convinced that he had sailed far enough north to establish that Asia and North America were not connected, proving the existence of the North East Passage.
Bering returned to St. Petersburg in 1730, where he was criticized for not actually having seen the American coast.
Bering sighted the St. Elias Mountains on the northern Gulf of Alaska coast on July 16.
www.pmel.noaa.gov /np/pages/vbering.html   (720 words)

  
 2 detained for crossing Bering on foot - Boston.com
Russian authorities have detained an American and a British citizen in the far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday.
Russian authorities have detained Bushby and Kieffer in the country's far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday, April 4, 2006.
MOSCOW --Russian authorities have detained an American and a British citizen in the far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/04/04/2_detained_for_crossing_bering_on_foot   (749 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Foolproof Bering Strait Bridge
The only problem is the sheer volume needed to build up a land bridge, as the strait is 2-3 miles deep and 53 miles across, plus maybe a hundred feet wide at the top to allow for the highway, which means the bottom of the pile would be very wide.
I'm sure many nations would pay to have all their garbage taken away, and its possible the one could make a huge sum of money before the bridge is even finished.
The Bering strait is pretty remote, and this would require cooperating with the Russians to build something.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Foolproof_20Bering_20Strait_20Bridge   (1187 words)

  
 Bering Strait School District
Bering Strait School District has announced the launch of its new Data Analysis and Reporting Toolkit system, or DART - a database system which allows the tracking and reporting of learner progress on a series of goal areas.
Karl Busby, of Britain, and Dimitri Kieffer of the United States successfully crossed the Bering Strait on the frozen ice of the Chukchi Sea after leaving Wales, Alaska on March 17th.
Strait Talk editor Brad Fuerst has completed the new issue of Strait Talk.
www.bssd.org   (1344 words)

  
 Bering Strait: Pages
Bering Strait was finally on the musical map, but they didn't attain the type of immediate success or stardom that they may have been hoping for.
Where Bering Strait was a listen for a date on a Saturday night, Pages is one for the porch on a Sunday afternoon.
With all their talent, Bering Strait is bound to attract the kind of following of an influence like Nickel Creek.
www.glidemagazine.com /2/reviews877.html   (508 words)

  
 What is Beringia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Bering Strait, which lies between Alaska and Northeast Russia, and Bering Island, in the Commander Islands, are named after him.
During this period the shallow seas now separating Asia from North America near the present day Bering Strait dropped about 300 feet and created a 1,000 mile wide grassland steppe, linking Asia and North America together with the "Bering Land Bridge".
Our area of primary focus for research and cultural development is Central Beringia, that area adjoining the Bering Strait between 64 and 70 degrees north latitude and 160 and 180 degrees west longitude.
www.nps.gov /akso/beringia/whatisberingia2.htm   (423 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bering Strait: Music: Bering Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
"Bering Strait" (track 10) is an instrumental tract that fully showcases the musical ability of the group.
The individual musicians in Bering Strait could all lead bands of their own, based on their individual talent.
The instrumental track "Bering Strait" allows the virtuosity of several band memebers to shine.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007MB2K?v=glance   (1350 words)

  
 The Ballad of Bering Strait (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Plot Summary: "The Ballad of Bering Strait" is a cinema-verite film following seven Russian teenagers who have come to America to become country music stars...
The band "Bering Strait" works for years to attain their dream of recording at Nashville, strive to stand out and be thought of as more than a novelty act ("Hey look -- a Russian playin' a banjo!"), try to be patient in the face of obstacles.
Even Bering Strait, with their hook of being foreign, have to weather years of promises and the storms of the recording industry.
us.imdb.com /Title?0319029   (705 words)

  
 NPO Theme Page: Seas: Bering Sea
The Bering Sea covers over 2 million square km of the northernmost region of the Pacific Ocean.
Its borders are defined to the north by Alaska, the Bering Strait, and northeastern Siberia, and to the south by the arc of the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, and Commander Islands.
The Bering Sea is named after Danish explorer, Vitus Bering.
www.pmel.noaa.gov /np/pages/seas/bseamap.html   (201 words)

  
 GW Documentary Center Film Ballad of Bering Strait Earns Emmy Nomination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated Nina Gilden Seavey, founder and director of the Documentary Center at The George Washington University, for a News and Documentary Emmy in the “outstanding individual achievement in a craft: direction” category for The Ballad of Bering Strait.
Bering Strait was shot in hi-definition format on location in Russia and the United States, following the band on its two-and-a-half-year journey to the American stage.
The film was the winner of the Audience Award at the 2002 Washington International Film Festival and the Marco Island Film Festival, the “Chris Award” at the Columbus Film Festival and was an official selection at the International Documentary Association Festival in Los Angeles.
www.gwu.edu /~bygeorge/081704/beringstrait.html   (188 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Pages: Music: Bering Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The way I remember it, Bering Strait's debut album was sort of country /bluegrass- this one is more of a country pop style and I didn't like it as well.
I figured initially from that 60 Minutes piece that Bering Strait was a pretty reasonable facsimile of an American-style country band, and as neat as that is, given that they're Russian, that'd probably be it from them.
I'll listen to the Bering Strait version more than I ever would the Mac version, because they've made it their own.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009MAOAA?v=glance   (1235 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - MISR Sights the Bering Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
With the Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east, and Chukotskiy Poluostrovof Siberia to the west, the Bering Strait separates the United States and the Russian Federation by only 90 kilometers.
It is named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering, who spotted the Alaskan mainland in 1741 while leading anexpedition of Russian sailors.
The boundary between the US and Russia lies between Big and Little Diomede Islands, which are visible in the middle of the Bering Strait.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4543   (190 words)

  
 MISR Image: Bering Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
With the Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east, and Chukotskiy Poluostrov of Siberia to the west, the Bering Strait separates the United States and the Russian Federation by only 90 kilometers.
It is named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering, who spotted the Alaskan mainland in 1741 while leading an expedition of Russian sailors.
This view of the region was captured by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on August 18, 2000 during Terra orbit 3562.
eosweb.larc.nasa.gov /HPDOCS/misr/misr_html/bering_strait.html   (178 words)

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