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New studies show adaptation to ocean acidification under certain conditions
Scientists have found that some key animals may be able to adapt over time but only under certain conditions.
ICE Ringed seals – 2nd (and final) field report
We are soon on our way south toward Longyearbyen, weather permitting, at the end of a successful expedition, which is the last field work for this project.
ICE Ringed seals 2012 First Field Report
The ICE Ringed seals project is back in Svalbard for a third and final season of tagging seals with satellite transmitters. 3 weeks in, the scientists have now completed fhe first phase of the 2012 fieldwork.
Fieldwork on ringed seals and bearded seals complete for the 2011 season
Scientists have spent some of their summer weeks in Svalbard, tagging ringed seals and bearded seals with satellite transmitters. Read about their experiences, and early results.
Equipping seals with satellite transmitters: The second field season
Ringed seals and bearded seals are being equipped with advanced satellite transmitters, which will provide scientists with detailed information about the life of the seals and how they adapt to climate change.
Blog from RV Lance: Old Clams Provide New Insight About Arctic Change
Most benthic organisms are relatively stationary as adults so they have no possibility to move if conditions change – they must adapt or die. Organisms employ different strategies to cope with the extreme environments of the Arctic.
Blog from the Zooplankton group
Strong winds from the north put the work on board on hold for a day.
Diving in the Arctic: ICE-cruise 2011 blog
The ICE-dive team has been pretty active during the first part of the ICE-cruise 2011.
New report: Climate Change in the Norwegian Arctic - Implications for life in the North
NorACIA (Norwegian Arctic Climate Impact Assessment) report "Climate change in the Arctic. Consequences for life in the north", is translated into English.
Ringed seals in the Arctic Ocean
Nine ringed seals are now swimming around with brand new, advanced satellite transmitters. One is already at 84 degrees North, far into the ice of the Arctic Ocean.
Ringed seal equipped with advanced satellite tag
A ringed seal has for the first time been equipped with a new advanced satellite tag, in northern Svalbard.
Ringed seals and ICE
In the ICE Ecosystems’ ringed seal project we will take a closer look at the ringed seals in Svalbard.
On the way to a circumpolar synthesis
First findings from the CLEOPATRA project point at a pronounced seasonal change in available quality and quantity of algal blooms. This indicate the importance of ice algae for this high-Arctic system.