Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Freezing-Sea-Inlet-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA869L.htmlConceptually similarFreezing Sea Inlet in AlaskaGP04BQ1Completed★★★★Kaktovik City in AlaskaGP04BPXCompleted★★★★Whale Blubber in AlaskaGP04BPZCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04AWZCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04AX3Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04AXECompleted★★★★★★A Duck Takes to Flight in AlaskaGP04BPHCompleted★★★★Coastal Plain in the AlaskaGP04B3YCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04BQ4Completed★★★★View AllGP04BPVFreezing Sea Inlet in AlaskaThis sea inlet by Barter Island is beginning to freeze over at the beginning of October, a month before the end of open water season. An oil spill from the nearby lease site in the Beaufort sea could cause irrevocable damage to the ecosystem in this area.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)-Kaktovik-United States of AmericaDate:2 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4741px X 3161pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Coastlines-Cold-Copy space-Day-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Seas-WaterShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.