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Tag Archive: The Arctic

How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

Sonar systems developed for the U.S. Navy to detect enemy submarines generates slow-rolling sound waves at around 235 decibels. For reference, the world’s loudest rock bands top out at only 130. These waves are able to travel for hundreds of kilometers under water and can retain intensity as far as 500 kilometers from their source. …

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Smithsonian Channel: Incredibly Cute Polar Bear Cubs See the World for First Time

After a long winter in their den, a polar bear mother and her cubs emerge at the first signs of spring. It’s a magical moment when the youngins experience the world for the first time–and photographers are there to capture it.  

Tim Kellner: Arctic

I think over again my small adventures, my fears Those small ones that seemed so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to reach. And yet there is only one great thing, The only thing, To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world. …

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NASA: Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

This video by NASA Goddard clearly illustrates how the Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. The animation shows the ice cover as it pulses through the seasons. Narrated by cryospheric scientist Dr. Walt Meier of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. …

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Mr. Ben Brown: ARCTIC – Visual Vibes

Check out this amazing video of Ben Brown’s trip to the Arctic. Ben hitchhiked with the Admiral Makarov, an icebreaker owned by Russian shipping line FESCO. It is to provide pilotage of vessels with containers, general and national economic cargo to the ports and port-points of Chukotka and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the …

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Lund University: How increased vegetation in the Arctic region may counteract global warming

Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, arctic ecosystems. A study at Lund University in Sweden together with the University of Copenhagen shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts of shrubbery. Meanwhile, the total amount of decomposition is reducing. This could have an inhibiting …

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National Geographic: Life on an Arctic Expedition

For five months in 2015, a team of researchers drifted with polar ice, their ship tethered to an ice floe as they collected data to help them better understand how the loss of sea ice will affect the planet. The air above the Arctic Ocean has warmed on average about 5°F in the past century—more …

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BBC: The Hunt | Hungry polar bear surprises a seal

As the sea ice begins to break up in Summer, a polar bear ingeniously uses the drift ice to sneak up on a seal.  

Erika Larsen: The Reindeer People

Spending years in the field, photographer Erika Larsen has gained unprecedented access into the lives, work, and culture of Scandinavia’s fascinating Sami people.  

NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the …

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The Arctic Light Timelapse

A short timelapse film by TSO Photography: This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway. My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about …

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