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If the Sea Ice Disappears... How will climate change affect the fertile Bering Sea?

Chris Linder, Tim Silva, Lonny Lippsett, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This audio slideshow examines the changes in the ecosystem that will occur to the Arctic due to increasing temperatures and disappearing sea ice.

Video length: 7:16 minutes.

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Teaching Tips

  • This audio slideshow would be a good fit with an Arctic ecosystem unit or lesson.

About the Science

  • WHOI Scientists describe ecosystem research in the southern Bering Sea and discuss why this research is important in light of predicted sea ice and ocean temperature changes.
  • Comments from expert scientist: It's very interesting and it covers all trophic levels in the Bering Sea (sea ice biota, plankton, marine mammals etc.). It is well explained with comments by world-renowned scientists such as Carin Ashjian.

About the Pedagogy

  • This is an audio slideshow with both static images and video.
  • There are links to related articles.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Good graphics and a pleasing narrative voice and tone.

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