BeringClimate: An Evolving View of Ecosystem Change in the Bering Sea
We have developed and present near realtime ecological and climatic surveillance indices for the Bering Sea, based on a retrospective protocol for detection of change. These include weather, oceanographic and climate data, sea ice data, and fisheries and other biological data. The balance of the evidence ties northward shifts of fish, invertebrate and marine mammal populations to physical changes. This information is made available to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and other interested parties. A website, www.beringclimate.noaa.gov , presents an overview of the current Bering Sea Status, a Quick Data Summary, and access and analysis tools for a set of Bering Sea indicator time series.