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Arctic Exploration

Scientists studying the Arctic examine the effects of climate change by collecting organisms and mapping the seafloor.

Explore this remote region from top to bottom to find out what’s hidden in its ice and underwater, including a seamount rising nearly 10,000 feet.

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Animals of the Arctic

Animals of the Arctic

From the baby harp seal and big-footed snowshoe hare to the lush white-coated arctic fox and the distinctive beluga whale, feast your eyes on photos of animals at home in the Arctic. More...

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National Geographic
Tardigrade Facts

Tardigrade Facts

At their biggest, water bears and tardigrades are only 1 millimeter long. Yet, these microscopic invertebrates are hardy creatures — they can survive in tropical rain forests and at -80º C. More...

Article
Illinois Wesleyan University
Crittercam: Arctic

Crittercam: Arctic

The Arctic is home to the bearded seal and other creatures, all well-adapted to this frigid clime. Travel over ice and underwater as a Crittercam-wearing seal to search for seven other animals. More...

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National Geographic
PacSci-Doku: Animal Under Stress

PacSci-Doku: Animal Under Stress

Use the available letters so solve this Sudoku-like puzzle and answer the question, "What arctic animal could soon face extinction?" More...

Game
Pacific Science Center
Arctic Climate Change Photos

Arctic Climate Change Photos

See the stunning beauty of Arctic landscapes and how they are changing, from burned Alaskan tundra to sea ice in a "death spiral" because of rising temps. More...

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National Geographic
Arctic Reindeer

Arctic Reindeer

Take a closer look at the relationship between Arctic reindeer and the people, such as the Sami, that have the mammals at the center of their culture. More...

Article
EARTH A New Wild/PBS
Arthropolis: Arctic Maps and Weather Reports

Arthropolis: Arctic Maps and Weather Reports

No sun shines in the Arctic on January 1, but it’s up all day on July 4. Investigate solar appearances throughout the year, as well as daily weather reports and maps. More...

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Arthropolis.com
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor

Exploring the Arctic Seafloor

The remote landscape of the Arctic Ocean seabed revealed volcanoes and life-forms not known to exist before 2007. Explore the Gakkel Ridge to witness black sand, bacteria mats, a mystery creature, and more. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Polar Bears Make a Difficult Decision

Polar Bears Make a Difficult Decision

As the Arctic winter wanes, polar bears who live in troubled waters face difficult decisions. Watch to see their obstacles, even though they’re so adept in the sea. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Polar Discovery: Arctic Seafloor Expedition

Polar Discovery: Arctic Seafloor Expedition

A 2007 expedition explored the cold, dark, remote seafloor of the Gakkel Ridge in the eastern Arctic Ocean. Meet the research team members and learn each one’s unique role. More...

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Polar Discovery: Arctic: The Frozen Ocean

Polar Discovery: Arctic: The Frozen Ocean

Start your own discovery of the icy realm at the top of the world to learn about its geography, ocean currents, ecosystem, and human involvement from hunters to explorers. More...

Article
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Polar Videos, News, and Facts

Polar Videos, News, and Facts

Our planet's northern and southern polar regions share icy extremes. Watch to see other similarities — and how they differ. More...

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BBC
Toothwalkers: Giants of the Arctic Ice

Toothwalkers: Giants of the Arctic Ice

Clumsy on land and ice but spry in the Arctic waters, walruses reveal much about themselves and their environment. Investigate more, thanks the work of wildlife filmmakers. More...

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NATURE/PBS

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