― every otm deej and shipley (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink
― plax (ico), Friday, 12 November 2010 04:50 (eight years ago) Permalink
― ice cr?m, Friday, 12 November 2010 04:52 (eight years ago) Permalink
In the early 60s researchers in the then Soviet Union noticed that the ice line would retreat several hundred feet further north each year. Around the same time scientists based on Ellesmere Island noticed a gradual but persistent warming trend, the effect of which could have unimaginable consequences on the entire region, and on the planet itself.
― ptarmigan (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 04:56 (eight years ago) Permalink
im reading a siberian travelog right now and the guy is skirting the arctic circle and its really cold
― ice cr?m, Friday, 12 November 2010 04:57 (eight years ago) Permalink
Sociable animals, a walrus will swim to aid another memeber of the colony when in danger, instead of fleeing. This has made them particularly vulnerable to hunters and current estimates put the total population in the wild at less than 20,000.
― ptarmigan (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 05:00 (eight years ago) Permalink
― ptarmigan (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 05:03 (eight years ago) Permalink
read an amazing book earlier this year on the 'race for the north pole' that i cant remember the title of - all those doomed expeditions starving to death in the snow - but the history of (western) arctic exploration is crazy fascinating.
currently reading abt arctic ecology and its super interesting but sort of infuraiting all these rad amazing animals descriptions and then 'and while no longer threatened with extinction [animal x]'s population still remains at historically low levels'. the only exceptions are the ones that we actually did manage to wipe out completely...
― ptarmigan (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 05:08 (eight years ago) Permalink
okay looking at charts of population declines is depressing the hell out of me
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― ptarmigan (Lamp), Friday, 12 November 2010 05:25 (eight years ago) Permalink