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Algal Soup

What do you get when you combine a longer ice-free season in the Arctic with unseasonably warm temperatures? In some cases “algal soup.” And where would one discover algal soup in the Arctic? 783 more words


Walking the Beaches - Shrines

More than anywhere else in Mauritius, the Morne is a corner of the coastline, moving from the calm protected lagoons of the west coast to the harsher but more ruggedly beautiful south coast.  557 more words


Beyond Salar de Uyuni, The Awe-Inspiring Bolivian Landscape

Walking around Uyuni, there are loads of agencies marketing tours to Bolivia’s number one tourist attraction; Salar de Uyuni. Unless you are looking for a high-end excursion, there is no need to pre-book. 917 more words

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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: 1,043 more words


Caspian Terns Nesting in the Arctic

Arctic coastal lagoons are incredibly important for a diversity of breeding birds. Arctic lagoons are key habitat for feeding, nesting, molting and chick rearing for Pacific, red-throated and yellow-billed loons; waterfowl species such as longtail ducks, white-fronted geese and common eiders; shorebirds such as western and semipalmated sandpipers and black turnstones, and tern species including Arctic and Aleutian Terns. 520 more words


Fishing in Kivalina: putting research in context

Even the most devoted scientists seldom surpass the level of environmental knowledge acquired by those who spend their entire lives surviving off of the land. Information passed down through generations has allowed subsistence cultures to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem, complete with the subtleties only experienced while living a subsistence lifestyle fully dependent on natural resources. 947 more words


Artist in Residency at Fish Camp

The National Park Service (NPS) Artist in Residency program provides opportunities for artists to create art in our National Parks. Painter Jessica Bryant recently spent a month in the Western Arctic Parklands, and visited the joint NPS/WCS whitefish ecology study taking place in the lagoons of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. 61 more words