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Arctic ocean acidification, the other CO2 problem
Today at the Arctic Ocean Acidification conference: the chemistry and urgency of acidification
Arctic Ocean Acidification, from pteropods to walrus
This week, I'm in Bergen, Norway to learn about a lesser-known effect of the excess of carbon dioxide in the air - ocean acidification.
Tracking narwhals – January 2013
The narwhals have stopped transmitting signals... for now.
Tracking narwhals – December 2012
The 4 narwhals still with working satellite transmitters are now spending most of their time towards the edge of the Canadian continental shelf, at the edge of Davis Strait, not far from the international boundary with Greenland.
Tracking narwhals – November 2012
Two of the narwhals have struck out fast along the coast, now off Auyittuq National Park in southeast Baffin Island.
Tracking narwhals – October 2012
With so much latent heat still in the water column, the Arctic sea ice is slow in reforming again this autumn. Our 4 narwhal with radio transmitters still working are moving fairly slowly SE along the North Baffin coastlines.
Climate change shapes polar bears’ past… and future
A recent genetic study of polar bears suggests that past changes in climate helped shape the bears we know today.
Final thoughts from dry land
After six exciting weeks on board the Arctic Tern, the crew from the Last Ice Area exploration have finally arrived back on land.
The end of the voyage
After 2 months and 6,000 km, our research expedition to the Last Ice Area has ended safely in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Too many narwhals to count
The Sailing to Siku crew encounters a pod of narwhals.