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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I wonder if Vitus Bering had to endure endless ribbing about his name when wandering aimlessly about the North Pacific, exploring. I found a reference to the Bearing Sea in a student’s thesis. There are other hits that make this look like a potential Lehman’s term with nautical connotations.
Food-web structure and the fractionation of carbon isotopes in the Bearing Sea.
They were assigned to each Coast Guard cutter patrolling the Bearing Sea… Storms were violent at sea at that time of year, except in the northern part of the Bearing Sea.
https://books.google.ca/books?id=OqcGEs … 22&f=false
Another potentially consonant term would be the Bearing Land Bridge, which supported the exploratory efforts of Siberian colonists, and the Baring Land Bridge that allowed the colonization of the Americas by disrobing. More than a hundred hits for the first, and thirty-some for the second too.
Last edited by David Bird (2015-12-16 21:59:24)
How did Native Americans cross the barren land bridge, if it formed 6,000 or so years before earth existed?
If the earth is around 5,600 years old, and the barren land bridge which connected Russia to North America came around 12,000 years ago, how did people travel to North America so long ago?