Chukchi Sea

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part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait

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Fall and winter movements of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) in the Chukchi Sea and within a potential petroleum development area.
President Obama in January 2015 designated portions of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off limits from consideration for future oil and gas leasing in order to protect areas of critical importance to subsistence use by Alaska Natives, as well as for their unique and sensitive environmental resources.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced on Friday that drilling operations had resumed in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska on Thursday afternoon.
Shell is seeking to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea about 70 miles off the North Slope.
The Interior Department's approval of Shell's multi-year exploration plan in the Chukchi Sea is a huge victory for Shell and the oil industry, which has long sought to drill in the environmentally sensitive waters of the Arctic.
Hanna Shoal rises from the shallow Chukchi Sea and teems with plankton, clams and marine worms that attract walrus and bearded seals.
A gigantic group of Pacific walruses, foiled from reaching prime feeding grounds by missing ice, gathered September 23 near Point Lay, Alaska, on the shore of the Chukchi Sea.
District Court for Alaska outlining the findings of extensive studies into a proposed 52-mile pipeline that would direct effluent from the mine to the Chukchi Sea.
end Chukchi Sea drilling thirty-eight days before ice was expected to
This joint venture has acquired the jack-up rig "Endeavour" which is capable of drilling in all areas of the Cook Inlet, the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea.
The first FAA-approved commercial drones launched on September 12 from a ship in the Chukchi Sea, off the North coast of Alaska.
79) While the program defers activities in the Bristol Bay (pursuant to the executive moratorium), it proposes three lease sales elsewhere in the region: in the Chukchi Sea (2016), Cook Inlet (2016), and the Beaufort Sea (2017).
Both ConocoPhillips and Shell plan to drill exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea over the next few years.
s oil-spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea, which provides habitat for polar bears, walruses, and other wildlife, and a hunting ground for Alaska Natives who still go whaling in seal-skin boats.
No, this is what the middle of the day looked like for scientists and crew who voyaged to the Chukchi Sea this past winter.