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Walruses started hauling out on the Alaska shore

Earlier than normal decrease in sea ice and the movement of walruses towards shore has worried the environments and wild life conservationists.  Two large haul-outs of walrus seen on Aug. 17, 2011, near a beach north of Point Lay. Total number of walrus is estimated to be 8,000 in the area. Credit: Blaine Thorn, via […]

Few links on ice studies

Scientist to embark on traverse down spine of ice sheet Liz Morris, 65, was about to undertake a demanding, monthlong traverse down the 3,050-meter-high spine of the vast Greenland ice sheet — with a single assistant, John Sweeny, two heavy-duty Ski-Doos and three wooden sleds piled with supplies and scientific gear…. Read more in CTV […]