Photo of the U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq

Arctic in Hot Water: Sea Ice Minimal in Chukchi, Bering Seas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet. In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. “We’re trying to understand what the...