Herring in the sea of Okhotsk only lay their eggs once the temperature of the water has reached 40 degrees. This is important news for the vulnerable Steller?s Sea Eagles who rely on the herring for food.
On the edge of Asia is a body of water that is home to one of the most vibrant ecosystems on Earth: the Sea of Okhotsk. With full, exclusive access to this untouched region, we examine life here during times of plenty, when millions of salmon, pollock, and herring fill the waters, attracting Steller's sea eagles, gulls, bears, and humans. Explore deep waters that harbor big predators and coastal forests that offer an abundance of food for land predators.
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