Polar Sea departs on BEST science mission

Later today, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers, will depart Seattle for a two-month cruise in support of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (or BEST).

The BEST cruise is part of a six-year study supported by the National Science Foundation and the North Pacific Research Board examining the impact of changing ice conditions on the food web structure in the Bering Sea.

To read more about the mission, click here.

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