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Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/barentsp/public_html/barentsportal09/plugins/system/jfrouter.php on line 456 Geographical descriptionBarentsPortal - a comprehensive description and evaluation of the environmental status of the Barents Sea ecosystem, including human activities and impact in the area, using relevant scientific and monitoring knowledge from Norwegian, Russian and other sources. The status comprise climate change, fishery activities, marine pollution, oil and gas activity, shipping, marine resource management, and environmental management. Further more, a detail and updated description and analyse of marin biology and ecology, including red list species, biodiversity, end the main species groups as whales, seals, polar bear, whalerus, phytoplankton and zooplankton as copepods as calanus species, bottom communities, marine bacteria, fish fauna as the key species capelin, northeast atlantic cod and atlantic herring. In addition there are a detail description of environmental factors as sea ice, hydrographical factors as temperature and salinity and current mainly drives by the Gulf Stream or north atlantic drift. The report is sponsored by the russian-norwegian commission on environmental protection and the norwegian-russian fishery commission, ministry of environment and Ministry of natural resources and ecology in the russian federation.
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http://www.barentsportal.com/barentsportal09/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=186%3Ageographical-description&catid=92%3Ageographical-description&Itemid=282&lang=enThe Barents Sea is on the continental shelf surrounding the Arctic Ocean. It connects with the Norwegian Sea to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Its contours are delineated by the continental slope between Norway and Spitsbergen to the west, the top of the continental slope towards the Arctic Ocean to the north, Novaya Zemlya archipelago to the east, and the coasts of both Norway and Russia to the south (see Figure 2.1.1). It covers an area of approximately 1.4 million km2, has an average depth of 230 m, and a maximum depth of about 500m at the western end of Bear Island Trough (Figure 2.1.1). Its topography is characterized by troughs and basins (300 m – 500m deep), separated by shallow bank areas, with depths ranging from 100-200 m. The three largest banks are Central Bank, Great Bank and Spitsbergen Bank. Several troughs over 300 m deep run from central Barents Sea to the northern (e.g. Franz Victoria Trough) and western (e.g. Bear Island Trough) continental shelf break. These troughs allow the influx of Atlantic waters to the central Barents Sea.]]>firstname.lastname@example.org (D. Howell (IMR), A. Filin (PINRO) and J.E. Stiansen (IMR))Geographical descriptionThu, 03 Dec 2009 08:33:13 +0000