Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sea-Ice-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLMS5UN.htmlConceptually similarSea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZY8Completed★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNLCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYCCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYECompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UCECompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNFCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYQCompleted★★★★★★Ice Floe in the ArcticGP049I5Completed★★★★Ice Floe in the ArcticGP049I6Completed★★★★View AllGP01ZY9Sea Ice in the ArcticBroken and unconsolidated sea ice in the Greenland sea. The 2009 summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. According to experts, the Arctic may be completely clear of sea ice in summer in five to twenty years. Arctic sea ice loss has serious implications including threats to vulnerable species such as polar bears.Locations:Fram StraitDate:14 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3671px X 5507pxKeywords:Aerial view-Beauty-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-High angle view-Ice-Icescapes-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Seas-WaterShoot:Sea Ice Research in the ArcticIn summer 2009, the MY Arctic Sunrise sails to the Arctic to document the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile environments in the world. Independent scientists use the ship, helicopter, boats and assistance of the crew, to collect data and research the impacts of climate change. During this third section of the three-part tour, the ship travels to Fram Strait and seas to the east of Greenland and north-west of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to research the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice. That year (2009) the summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. The depletion of Arctic sea ice has serious implications for many reasons. Loss of sea ice creates a positive feedback effect, when the darker ocean surface is exposed it absorbs more heat, melting the surrounding ice further. The loss of ice also threatens vulnerable species likes polar bears who depend on multi year ice to hunt for seals; their primary food source.