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Svalbard – Monday 25th July 2016 – Sea Ice

We are awoken at around 2:30 am by Hannah on the tannoy, announcing the first sighting a Polar bear swimming ahead of the ship.  A quick scramble into clothes ensues, followed by a mustering on the forward observation deck.  265 more words


Couple sentenced for seal oil smuggling

A California couple has been sentenced for trying to smuggle mislabeled bee-based products and protected harp seal oil into the United States through their health products company. 709 more words


Polar bear habitat update end of April 2016: Plenty of sea ice for feeding

So, here we are near the end of the first month of the Arctic spring and there is still more ice than usual off Labrador and conditions in the Barents Sea are improving daily. 331 more words

Sea Ice Habitat