The Bering Sea separates Siberia in Asian Russia from Alaska in North America, and connects with
the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. Nunivak, St. Lawrence,
Nelson, Karagin, and the Aleutian Islands are all in the Bering
The sea was first explored by the Russian Semyon I. Dezhnyov in
1648, and was named after the Danish captain Vitus Bering, who
explored the area in 1728.