Climate of the Pribilof Islands

This page was written by Jeanette Wolak and Erin Klauk as part of the DLESE Community Services Project: Integrating Research in Education.

Black Bluffs on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Details

The Pribilof Islands, located in the south-central Bering Sea, are part of a marine ecosystem with a sub-arctic climate.

Temperatures on St. Paul Island and St. George Island have become warmer over the past 50 years, leading to a decrease of sea-ice in the winter and warmer annual temperatures overall (Bering Sea Climate and Ecosystem (more info) ). This climate change has significantly affected populations of flora and fauna in the Pribilofs, including seabirds, marine mammals, fish, and whales in the Bering Sea. Click here for more information about flora and fauna in the Pribilofs.

To further investigate the climate of the Pribilof Islands, check out the links below:

Climate of the Pribilofs

Resources containing information about the climate of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska.

For ideas on how to use these webpages in a classroom, a Study Guide is provided.