Explore the mysterious and fascinating Gulf of Alaska with these lesser-known facts.
Gulf of Alaska formed due to tectonic activity and subduction of Pacific Plate under North American Plate.
Vitus Bering, a Danish explorer, was the first European to enter the Gulf of Alaska in 1741.
It is home to various coral species, including cold-water coral species like Primnoa Pacifica and stony corals like Lophelia Pertusa.
The 2013 Gulf of Alaska "Blob" was a warm water pool that affected marine life and disrupted the food chain.
It is a geologically active region and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activities.
It is a major shipping route and is known for its harsh weather and strong ocean currents.
Bristol Bay separates the Gulf of Alaska from the Alaska Peninsula.
Its marine ecosystem is essential to the region's fishing industry and nutrient recycling in the oceans.