A strong high-pressure system bringing abundant sunshine in July helped to shrink arctic sea-ice extent at roughly the same rate as was seen in 2007, says the National Snow and Ice Data Center in its latest news release.
For a Canadian perspective on the joint CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and USCGC Healy mapping expedition, read a series of reports by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson, who is aboard the Louis.
Ned Rozell is going to ‘Monster Island’ next week! Details in his latest Alaska Science Forum piece.
That 13-mile-long, hairy, gelatinous, black goo found floating by subsistence hunters in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s North Slope earlier this summer? An oil slick? No. A monster? No. An algae bloom.