Global Range: North Pacific (Baja California to Bering Sea, and off the northeastern Asian coast south in winter to the Yellow Sea). Existing data suggest that the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, the Okhotsk Sea, the Kuril Islands, and the coast of Kamchatka are the areas with the greatest likelihood of finding North Pacific right whales today (Clapham et al. 2004). See Goddard and Rugh (1998) and Tynan et al. (2001) for a review of recent records in the Bering Sea.