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Impacts and Solutions for Increased Shipping in the Bering Strait

The Bering Strait is the narrow gateway between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. The region is home to indigenous communities and supports a mass migration of marine species – including bowhead whales, walrus and millions of seabirds – twice a year. As sea ice recedes from this area and ship traffic increases, rules must be developed to promote safe shipping and minimize the inherent risks.

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