The Bering Sea, also known as the Bering Sea, is one of the marginal seas of the Pacific Ocean, stretching between northwest America and northeast Asia. On its east coast is Siberia, and on the west coast is Alaska. To the south, the Bering Sea is bounded by the Aleutian Islands and the Commander Islands. In the west, the sea, which covers an area of 2.3 million km², borders on the northern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. In the north, the Bering Sea is connected with the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait. The two states Russia and the USA have a coastline to the relatively shallow Bering Sea, whose deepest point extends 4,096 meters below the water surface.