New Arctic Alaska marine atlas details ecosystem of the changing region

Birds, fish, marine mammals, oil rigs, ships of various sizes and people cross paths in the Arctic waters off Alaska. Now a detailed atlas provides maps that show how the natural world and human activities overlap in the fast-changing marine ecosystems there.

"The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas," a project led by Audubon Alaska, holds more than 100 maps that show patterns for everything from the petroleum reserves deep beneath the seas' floors to the birds flying...

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