Arctic Ocean

Book Review: Ice Bear
Article - Short

A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

The Bounty of the Bone Pile
Article - Long

Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
Article - Short

The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

How to Fund an Expedition
Article - Long

Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for it.

Book Review: Seawomen of Iceland
Article - Short

For centuries, Icelandic women have been some of the world’s hardiest, and hardest-working, fishing captains. Anthropologist Margaret Willson...

People of the Sea Ice See Cracks Forming
Article - Long

One of Canada’s more northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape.

Global Warming Is Changing How the Ocean Carries Sound
Article - Short

Scientists are using an underwater drone to study a mysterious new sound channel in the Beaufort Sea.

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
Article - Short

New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Book Review: An Intimate Wilderness
Article - Short

In his memoir, Norman Hallendy recounts his journeys—spanning almost 50 years—with the people and landscape of Canada’s Arctic.

New CCGS Sir John Franklin Gets Frosty Reception
Article - Short

A new Canadian research ship will be named after John Franklin—but is that really a good idea?

“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience
Article - Short

Nature is fighting sea level rise in its own way.

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
Article - Long

Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

Cruising into the Arctic’s Open Arms
Article - Long

As sea ice changes and the Northwest Passage becomes accessible, a luxury cruise ship descends on the small community of Ulukhaktok.

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling
Infographic

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

A Different Kind of Oral History
Article - Short

Marine mammals have a surprising prevalence of dental disease.

A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent
Article - Long

A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.

For the Melting Arctic, Fuzzy Forecasts Are the Best We Can Do
Article - Short

People keep claiming to know when the Arctic will become ice-free. They don’t.

Why Running Cold Lets Some Creatures Grow Old
Article - Short

Geneticists are discovering an intriguing connection between cold bodies and extraordinary longevity. 

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
Article - Long

As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

The Evolutionary Trick that Lets Bowhead Whales Grow So Big
Article - Short

Young bowhead whales may deconstruct their own bones to help fuel the growth of their huge baleen. 

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