Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR) was established in 1978 by presidential proclamation and then designated in 1980 in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Section 201(3) of ANILCA specifies that:
Cape Krusenstern National Monument is one of over 389 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.
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The Chukchi Sea is ice-covered from November until May. Ice formation begins in October, with the ice edge from the permanent polar ice pack extending progressively southward until late March. The northward retreat of the ice edge begins in April and continues until late September.