The Sea of Okhotsk lies off Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. Drift ice arrives in abundance from northern waters 1,000 kilometers away. Clusters of sea ice form a swirl measuring up to tens of kilometers across. The Sea of Okhotsk is also known for a treasure chest of marine creatures, such as fish, water birds and whales. Researchers believe the swirling drift ice plays a fundamental role in the natural environment. We unravel the inner-workings of natural phenomena and their magnificent blessings.