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  Sea of Okhotsk - MSN Encarta
Sea of Okhotsk, (Russian Okhotskoye More), northwest arm of the Pacific Ocean.
Covering an area of 1,528,000 sq km (590,000 sq mi), it is bounded on the east by Kamchatka Peninsula Peninsula, on the southeast by the Kuril Islands, on the southwest by the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, and on the west by the island of Sakhalin and the far eastern coast of Russia.
The sea, rich in marine life, freezes over during the winter months and is frequently covered with fog.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552839/Okhotsk_Sea_of.html   (106 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sea of Okhotsk
Okhotsk (and#1054;and#1093;and#1086;and#769;and#1090;and#1089;and#1082;) is a townlet and seaport at the mouth of the Okhota River on the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia.
The Sea of Okhotsk is connected to the Sea of Japan on either side of Sakhalin: on the west through the Sakhalin Gulf and the Gulf of Tartary; on the south, through the La Pérouse Strait.
The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sea-of-Okhotsk   (1710 words)

  
 Tides in Marginal, Semi-Enclosed and Coastal Seas - Part I: Sea Surface Height   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sea of Okhotsk M2 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
Sea of Okhotsk K1 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
Sea of Okhotsk P1 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
www.ssc.erc.msstate.edu /Tides2D/sea_of_okhotsk.html   (915 words)

  
 Sea of Okhotsk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian explorers Ivan Moskvitin and Vassili Poyarkov were the first Europeans to discover the Sea of Okhotsk in the second quarter of the 17th century.
The Sea of Okhotsk is connected to the Sea of Japan on either side of Sakhalin: on the west through the Sakhalin Gulf and the Gulf of Tartary; on the south, through the La Pérouse Strait.
In winter, navigation on the Sea of Okhotsk becomes difficult, or even impossible, due to the formation of large ice floes, because the large amount of freshwater from the Amur lowers the salinity and raises the freezing point of the sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_of_Okhotsk   (329 words)

  
 Image Library ADEOS-II Science Project EORC JAXA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sea ice observation in the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea-ice observations were performed in the Sea of Okhotsk for 10 days (February 5 to 14, 2003) to validate the accuracy of estimation in the analyzed images of AMSR, AMSR-E and GLI.
The distribution of the sea ice and the open water was observed from the upper deck of an icebreaker as shown in (b).
sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp /ADEOS2/library/20030227/0227.html   (411 words)

  
 UN Seahorse: Oceans around Japan
he Sea of Okhotsk is to the north of the four main islands of Japan, the Pacific Ocean is to the east and south, the East China Sea is to the southwest, and the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan are on the west.
A marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean bounded on the east by the Japanese islands, the west and southwest by Korea, and the north and northwest by the former Soviet Union.
It is connected to the East China Sea in the south, the Okhotsk Sea in the north, and the Pacific Ocean in the east via narrow passages whose sill depths don't exceed 100 m.
www.gdrc.org /oceans/un-seahorse/ocean.html   (1096 words)

  
 Okhotsk Sea, Okhotsk Sea Information
Sea of Okhotsk, 590,000 sq mi (1,528,100 sq km), northwest arm of the Pacific Ocean, to the West of the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kuril Islands.
Sea of Okhotsk is connected with the Sea of Japan by the Tatar and La Perouse straits and with the Pacific Ocean by passages through the Kuril Islands.
The sea is generally less than 5,000 ft (1,524 m) deep; its deepest point, near the Kuriles, is 11,033 ft (3,363 m).
www.allthesea.com /Okhotsk-Sea.html   (99 words)

  
 TIDES IN THE SEA OF OKHOTSK
The Sea of Okhotsk (SO) is a region of large tidal sea level oscillations and strong tidal currents.
This research seeks to establish the role of the tides in the oceanography of the Sea of Okhotsk through application of 2-D and 3-D models.
The amplitudes of the diurnal waves are large in the northeastern part of the Sea of Okhotsk.
www.ims.uaf.edu /okhotsk   (1605 words)

  
 Image Library ADEOS-II Science Project EORC JAXA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sea ice concentration and ice motion in the Sea of Okhotsk
These figures show sea ice concentration and ice motion fields of the Okhotsk Sea for February 4, 9, and 13, 2003, derived from AMSR and AMSR-E images.
The Okhotsk sea ice generally moves to southward or southeastward driven by southward ocean currents and prevailing northerly winds.
sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp /ADEOS2/library/20030220/0220.html   (170 words)

  
 GIWA - Global International Waters Assessment
Sea of Okhotsk — GIWA Regional assessment 30
This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Sea of Okhotsk region.
In the Sea of Okhotsk region, fishing fleets are unsustainably exploiting the Sea’s fisheries, and the extensive oil and gas development will significantly increase the risk of spills in the future.
www.giwa.net /publications/r30.phtml   (175 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Sea of Okhotsk
Tucked between Siberia and Russia’s frozen Kamchatka Peninsula, the Sea of Okhotsk was a field of ice when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this photo-like image on February 6, 2007.
The Sea of Okhotsk is at the same latitude as the Gulf of Alaska, but unlike the Gulf, the sea freezes between October and March.
During the winter, the Sea of Okhotsk is beset by frigid air from the Siberian landmass, and this creates large ice floes that cover much of the sea.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17547   (221 words)

  
 Zegrahm Expeditions - Sea of Okhotsk: Realm of the Sea Eagle
Sea of Okhotsk: Realm of the Sea Eagle
The Sea of Okhotsk is also the domain of the magnificent Steller's sea eagle, the world's largest raptor.
For those interested in human history and anthropology, the Sea of Okhotsk is a treasure trove.
www.zeco.com /library/okhotsk_l.asp   (870 words)

  
 All The Sea : Information on Sea and Sea Life
Deep sea explorations and research has been categorically sorted out for reference.
A collection of deep sea pictures and wallpapers will truly render you to the facts about sea-life if you are unknown about the mesmerizing beauty under the sea.
Sea otters and sea lions in their sea caves have been one of the interesting part of study for the scientists.
www.allthesea.com   (219 words)

  
 Steller's Sea Eagles
The Steller's Sea Eagle, (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers.
This bird breeds on the Kamchatka peninsula, the coastal area around the Sea of Okhotsk, the lower reaches of the Amur river and on northern Sakhalin and Shantar, Russia.
Stellers' Sea Eagle is the biggest bird in the Genus Haliaeetus and is one of the largest raptors overall.
www.avianweb.com /stellersseaeagles.html   (442 words)

  
 Dive Japan: Hokkaido - Scuba Diving and General Information
Sea Ice Distribution in the Sea of Okhotsk during 2005 - 2006 Winter
"The SIRL (Sea Ice Research Laboratory) was closed down at the end of March 2004, and all activities at SIRL were transferred to a newly founded center, Pan-Okhotsk Research Center of the Institute of Low Temperature Science in Sapporo from April 2004.
Research Center is to continue researches and educations as a strategic international research center in the Sea of Okhotsk and its surrounding regions.
www.divejapan.com /hokkaido.htm   (205 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo News: Steller's Sea Eagle Conservation
The Steller's sea eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus is the largest of all sea eagles, weighing 11 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kilograms) with a wingspan of 7 to 8 feet (2.2 to 2.45 meters).
This eagle breeds in remote coastal regions along the west Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk in eastern Siberia.
The Steller’s sea eagle is useful as a sentinel species for the health of the river and coastal ecosystem it uses, and it is a flagship for regional and global conservation efforts.
www.sandiegozoo.org /news/stellers_sea_eagle_tracking.html   (938 words)

  
 A tourist destination on thin ice - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
Masaaki Aota, director of the Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido in Mombetsu said records from the nearby city of Abashiri showed that the average temperature had risen about 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.5 Fahrenheit) over the past century and that the amount of drift ice had shrunk by 40 percent.
The Sea of Okhotsk is the southernmost body of water where drift ice can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere, a phenomenon tied to its two-layer water system.
In early December, the seawater in the northern Sea of Okhotsk reaches the freezing point as Siberian winds chill the air.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/03/14/news/ice.php   (1016 words)

  
 Images Of The Day - Sea of Okhotsk - RedOrbit
The Sea of Okhotsk is featured in this image acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on February 6, 2007.
The Sea of Okhotski is located between the north of Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsula, and bordered on the north by Siberia.
This is partly because the large amount of freshwater from the Amur River lowers the salinity and raises the freezing point of the sea.
www.redorbit.com /images/images-of-the-day/img/13808/sea_of_okhotsk/index.html   (248 words)

  
 Search Results for "Okhotsk"
It is connected with the Sea of Japan by narrow straits....
...A peninsula of eastern Russia between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea.
It connects the Sea of Japan on the south with the Sea of Okhotsk on the north....
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col61&query=Okhotsk   (248 words)

  
 Biodiversity Briefings, Focus on the Bering Sea
Alarming signs of change in the Bering Sea remind us that, like the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea is endangered and an international conservation effort is essential to protect it for the future.
Migration patterns of species such as whales, seabirds, and fish connect the Bering Sea to the North Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Sea of Okhotsk.
The currents in the Bering Sea create areas of significant upwellings, in which nutrients from the ocean bottom are carried upward, enriching the surface layers of the water.
www.russianconservation.org /bb.html   (589 words)

  
 Steller's Sea Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Steller's Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus also known as the Northern Sea Lion, is a sea lion of the temperate eastern Pacific, named for the eighteenth century naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.
The range of the Steller's sea lion extends from the Kuril Islands and the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia to the Gulf of Alaska in the north, and down to Año Nuevo Island off central California.
Recent evidence suggests that the sea lions in Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril islands comprise a third Asian stock, while the sea lions on the eastern seaboard of Kamchatka and the Commander Islands belong to the Western stock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steller's_Sea_Lion   (709 words)

  
 Meiji Honda
Tachibana, Y., M. Honda, and K. Takeuchi, 1996: The abrupt decrease of the sea ice over the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk in 1989 and its relation to the recent weakening of the Aleutian low.
Honda, M., and H. Nakamura 2001: Dynamic and thermodynamic characteristics of large-scale atmospheric response to anomalous sea-ice extent in the Sea of Okhotsk.
Honda, M. 1996: Sea ice and climate of the Okhotsk Sea.
iri.columbia.edu /cgi-bin/staff?mhonda   (588 words)

  
 Arctic
All NIC regional sea ice analyses are derived from the near real-time integration of remotely sensed and in-situ oceanographic/meteorological observations.
Sea ice analysis charts in Graphics Interface Format (*.gif) which can be viewed with almost any web browser and/or graphics viewer.
All ARC/INFO sea ice attribute information are coded in a modified text strings derived from the WMO digital sea ice standard known as SIGRID.
www.natice.noaa.gov /products/arctic/index.htm   (487 words)

  
 LME 52 - Sea of Okhotsk
The sea is shallow in the north and deep in the south.
Clupea pallasi pallasi) is harvested in the northeastern Sea of Okhotsk.
PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization) Workshop on the Sea of Okhotsk in 1995 provided a forum for the exchange of marine data.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme52.htm   (1344 words)

  
 Cryospheric Climate Indicators:Sea Ice Index
The Sea Ice Index images of trends in concentration show trends for which we reject the null hypothesis that the slope is equal to zero with 95% confidence.
Positive AO winters may precondition the sea ice pack for reductions in summer extent and concentration, as weaker anticyclonic sea ice circulation results in greater ice divergence and therefore more thin ice, and strong winds move ice away from the coast (Rigor et al., 2002).
Using passive microwave data from 1978 to 2000, he finds that the extent of this thicker sea ice is declining at a rate of 6.4 ± 2.2 percent per decade, with a strong correlation (-0.77 correlation coefficient) between declining extent and rising summertime surface air temperatures.
nsidc.org /data/seaice_index/interpretation.html   (4135 words)

  
 Steller's Sea Eagle
Steller's sea eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus, one of the largest eagles, is migratory, having a breeding range restricted to the north and west coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kamchatka Peninsula, and a overwintering range along its southern coasts and Kamchatka and is designated by IUCN as `Vulnerable' (BirdLife International 2000, 2001).
Because within their breeding range, few if any adult Steller's sea eagles are seen that are not holding a breeding territory (E. Potapov, I. Utekhina unpublished data), and because territory holding eagles forage near the nest (V.B. Masterov unpublished data), the habitat used by adult eagles during breeding season reflected nest site location.
Since at least the winter of 1995-96, Steller's and white-tailed sea eagles have suffered from poisoning from consuming lead bullets and fragments in deer carcasses, and the number of the dead eagles located increased between 1995 and 2001 (Kurosawa, 2000).
www.conservationinstitute.org /pcn/pcnstellersseaeagle.htm   (2143 words)

  
 Sea of Okhotsk - Encyclopedia.com
Okhotsk, Sea of Arm of the n Pacific Ocean off the e coast of Russia, bounded e by the Kamchatka Peninsula and se by the Kuril Islands.
Diving behavior of immature Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).
(Donut Hole trawling area of Bering Sea closed; Peanut Hole area of Russian Sea of Okhotsk may be closed due to Russian belief that foreign fisherman are depleting its stocks)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O142-OkhotskSeaof.html   (589 words)

  
 Sea of Okhotsk — FactMonster.com
It is connected with the Sea of Japan by the Tatar and La Pérouse straits and with the Pacific Ocean by passages through the Kuril Islands.
The sea is generally less than 5,000 ft (1,524 m) deep; its deepest point, near the Kuriles, is 11,033 ft (3,363 m).
The sea is icebound from November to June and has frequent heavy fogs.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0836498.html   (202 words)

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