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Bering Sea

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 Sea.

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.